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The Secretary of State proposes to temporarily acquire a strip of land which is contaminated land, with a view to developing it as part of the HS2 railway line. The current owner has the benefit of a contamination indemnity from the previous owner, which was subject to a condition not to develop the land. How can the current owner ensure that they will be indemnified in respect of the contamination once the land is eventually transferred back to them following development?

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Published on LexisPSL on 27/10/2017

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  • The Secretary of State proposes to temporarily acquire a strip of land which is contaminated land, with a view to developing it as part of the HS2 railway line. The current owner has the benefit of a contamination indemnity from the previous owner, which was subject to a condition not to develop the land. How can the current owner ensure that they will be indemnified in respect of the contamination once the land is eventually transferred back to them following development?

The Secretary of State proposes to temporarily acquire a strip of land which is contaminated land, with a view to developing it as part of the HS2 railway line. The current owner has the benefit of a contamination indemnity from the previous owner, which was subject to a condition not to develop the land. How can the current owner ensure that they will be indemnified in respect of the contamination once the land is eventually transferred back to them following development?

It may firstly be worth checking the terms of the existing contamination indemnity to see whether it would be nullified by the acquiring authority’s development works on

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