| Commentary

213 Environmental matters

| Commentary

213 Environmental matters

A buyer or lessor of land should be warned that environmental problems may arise not only in respect of a company’s existing operations, but also as a result of contamination from past operations carried out by previous occupiers of the site. In fact, in certain circumstances, all or part of the costs to remedy a site where controlled waste may have been deposited in the past may be levied on ‘the owner for the time being’ of the relevant land. The buyer may therefore decide to commission an environmental audit in relation to any land encompassed in

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