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Every transaction has an environmental impact and we routinely obtain environmental searches on all matters.

We can deal with issues of contaminated land in the context of the detailed property work we undertake and where appropriate we obtain insurance for the client in relation to contaminated land issues before proceeding with the sale or purchase.  

“They are knowledgeable, friendly, efficient and a pleasure to work with.” 

Chambers and Partners

FAQs – Environmental

A site that contains pollutants that can be harmful to human health or the environment. If a site is contaminated it can impact planning permission approval, a sale or lease for example, and the owner of the land is often liable for the contamination, even if they did not cause it.

No. We can carry out initial searches to assess for any potential risks on your behalf. If these return any adverse findings, it may be necessary to engage environmental consultants to carry out a full environmental survey.

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Crown Europe

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Orkhan Eyyubov, Founding Director – New Canada Capital