Environmental due diligence

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What additional searches should be undertaken? More specific searches and enquiries may be required depending on the property location, its surrounding area and the...

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Produced in partnership with DLA Piper UK LLP 1 The Vendor shall indemnify and keep indemnified the Purchaser against any and all Asbestos Liabilities. Asbestos...

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Why are lenders concerned about environmental risk? The ever growing number of environmental laws has affected the way that lenders perceive environmental risk and has...

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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) are industry standard pre-contract enquiries used in commercial property transactions. CPSEs are endorsed by the British...

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The Commercial Property Standard Enquiries(CPSEs) are a suite of documents prepared by members of the London Property Support Lawyers Group (LPSLG) and endorsed by the...

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Legal requirements There is a legal presumption that any non-domestic buildings (and the common parts of domestic buildings) whose construction was completed before 2000...

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1 Please provide full details of the Company’s compliance with the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (the initial phase: 1 April 2014 – 31 March 2019) (CRC Scheme), including:...

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This Practice Note provides an overview of the purpose, nature and scope of the due diligence process that is carried out by a potential buyer prior to the acquisition of...

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Produced in partnership with ELM Law Definitions Environment all or any of the following media: (a) air (including air within buildings or other structures and whether...

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Produced in partnership with ELM Law Definitions Environment all or any of the following media: (a) air (including air within buildings or other structures and whether...

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Definitions Environment all or any of the following media: (a) air (including air within buildings or other structures and whether below or above ground); (b) land...

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Produced in partnership with ELM Law Definitions Environment all or any of the following media: (a) air (including air within buildings or other structures and whether...

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Produced in partnership with ELM Law Environment Health & Safety Please provide the following: 1 Copies of all environmental reports relating to the Property or the...

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Produced in partnership with ELM Law Environment Health and Safety Please provide the following: 1 Copies of all environmental reports relating to the Property or the...

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The purpose of environmental due diligence The purpose of environmental due diligence is to: • assess the risk of inheriting any contaminated land liabilities associated...

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A number of environmental liability issues can arise in property transactions. See Practice Notes: Environmental issues in property transactions—acting for a seller and...

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The purpose of environmental due diligence For general information on share purchase, see Practice Notes: Due diligence—share and asset purchases and Warranties and...

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Produced in partnership with DLA Piper UK LLP Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the...

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Produced in partnership with DLA Piper UK LLP Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the...

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What is an intrusive site investigation? An intrusive (phase 2) site investigation is an investigation undertaken by geotechnical and geo-environmental professionals to...

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What is a phase 1 audit? Phase 1 environmental audits involve an independent review of an organisation’s environmental law compliance and management practices by external...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Buyer beware An innocent buyer can inherit significant environmental liabilities in relation to land and buildings. ‘Caveat emptor’, meaning ‘let the buyer beware’, is a...

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Types of environmental liabilities There are several types of environmental liabilities associated with land, buildings and fixtures. Under the caveat emptor/buyer beware...

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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 1 Asbestos in buildings 1.1 As soon as reasonably practicable after the Completion Date the Seller and the Buyer must jointly...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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The Law Society first issued its practice note on flood risk on 23 May 2013 due to the increasing risk properties face from flooding and the knock on effects it can have...

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Produced in partnership with Warren Percival of RSK Health and safety Please supply records of any of the following where relevant: 1 Health and safety certifications (eg...

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On 13 April 2016, the Law Society issued an updated practice note on contaminated land. Prior to this, the practice note dated 18 December 2014, replaced the Law...

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Project [insert project name] Prepared for [Insert addressee name] [Insert date of report] INDEX Report A. Introduction B. Executive summary C. Detailed report 1...

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