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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from risks related to exposure to asbestos...
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Introduction to subsidenceSubsidence occurs when the ground underneath a structure is unable to support it effectively.Many factors can trigger...
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What is land remediation relief?Land remediation relief (LRR) is a relief from corporation tax for expenditure on remediating contaminated land or...
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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,...
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25th Sep
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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) are industry standard pre-contract enquiries used in commercial property transactions. CPSEs are...
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25th Sep
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What are invasive non-native species?Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) are plants and animals that have been introduced to an area outside of their...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note sets out the key legal issues pertaining to the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) and regulation of the water and...
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25th Sep
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Commercial Property Standard EnquiriesThe Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE) have become the industry standard pre-contract enquiries for...
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Brexit impactAs 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...
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Japanese knotweed was introduced to the UK in the 19th century as an ornamental garden plant. It had been used in Japan to stabilise sand banks and...
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What is a wildlife licence?A wildlife licence is required to carry out any activity prohibited under wildlife legislation, including to:•kill or take...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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25th Sep
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Private nuisancePrivate nuisance is an unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or some right over or in connection with it....
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25th Sep
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What are invasive species?‘Invasive species’ are those plants and animals that have the potential to occupy land, spread or grow in a manner that...
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Private nuisance is an unlawful interference with a person's use or enjoyment of land or some right over or in connection with it. That...
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25th Sep

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This Practice Note provides a summary of the purpose, nature and scope of the property aspects of the due diligence process that is carried out by the...
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25th Sep
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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...
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25th Sep
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Buyer bewareAn innocent buyer can inherit significant environmental liabilities in relation to land and buildings. ‘Caveat emptor’, meaning ‘let the...
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25th Sep
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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...
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25th Sep
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The purpose of environmental due diligenceFor general information on share purchase, see Practice Notes: Due diligence—share and asset purchases and...
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25th Sep
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Legal requirementsThere is a legal presumption that any non-domestic buildings (and the common parts of domestic buildings) whose construction was...
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25th Sep
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Brexit impactAs 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...
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25th Sep
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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...
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25th Sep
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The purpose of environmental due diligenceThe purpose of environmental due diligence is to:•assess the risk of inheriting any contaminated land...
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25th Sep
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A number of environmental liability issues can arise in property transactions. See Practice Notes: Environmental issues in property...
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25th Sep
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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...
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25th Sep
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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) are industry standard pre-contract enquiries used in commercial property transactions. CPSEs are...
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25th Sep
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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,...
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25th Sep
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Types of environmental liabilitiesThere are several types of environmental liabilities associated with land, buildings and fixtures.Under the caveat...
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26th Sep
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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....
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Health and safetyPlease supply records of any of the following where relevant:1Health and safety certifications (eg OHSAS 18001/ISO 45004 or...
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26th Sep
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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...
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26th Sep
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DefinitionsEnvironment• all or any of the following media:(a)air (including air within buildings or other structures and whether below or above...
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DefinitionsEnvironment• all or any of the following media:(a)air (including air within buildings or other structures and whether below or above...
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