Traditional conveyancers take note: our past is now the future.
Environmental issues now form one of the major areas of research when considering the legal title to a property. In the past these issues might just have been peripheral to a major development or commercial project, but nowadays environmental legislation touches just about every transaction.
As pressure continually grows for building land, it is not uncommon for new developments to be built in or near flood plains, or on land which has seen contamination in the past. It is vitally important to see that adequate precautions are taken, both for health and safety, and to ensure future marketability.
New rights to roam over private land; liability to remedy pollution, even if it has not been caused by you; risks of flooding; energy performance and possible taxation consequences; potential development on neighbouring property; all are issues which take a full property service into the realms of the specialist, not the mass market conveyancer. Astrantia is able to advise on all such issues.
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