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Weighing up Contaminated Land risks versus Flooding and Subsidence
As property lawyers will know, contaminated land can give rise to a range of liabilities and unexpected costs, whether they relate to human health, land, buildings, businesses, or the wider environment. The statute that has attracted most attention since it was brought into force over 20 years ago is Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. This focuses on the most significantly contaminated sites that are not undergoing redevelopment and hence are not being remediated under the planning regime.
Which geo-environmental risks should property lawyers (and our clients) be most concerned about?
Understanding non-coal mining property risks
Conveyancers are familiar with obtaining CON29M reports for coal mining risk, but this is very far from the whole story on wider risks from past mining activity across the country.Download