Environment, energy and buildings

Environment, energy and buildings guidance:

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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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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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 Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (Habitats Directive) aims to promote the maintenance of biodiversity by requiring Member States to take measures to maintain or restore...

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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 implementation...

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Summary In March 2014, the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) issued new guidance for the management of risks associated with the presence...

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1 Definitions Asbestos means asbestos or asbestos-containing materials of any sort whatsoever Asbestos Claim means a claim arising, at any time before the date by which...

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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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Lenders' risk exposure Lenders are increasingly concerned with environmental risk in their day to day secured lending businesses. All major UK banks now have to make, to...

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This Practice Note focuses on a ‘single landowner’ development where a new lease is granted for a stand-alone facility or where there is an existing lease in place and...

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What is BREEAM? The Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) is a method for evaluating and certifying the environmental...

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Increased emphasis on climate change and carbon emissions reduction is affecting corporate transactions. In addition to schemes such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme...

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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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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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Obligation to grant access The owner or occupier of contaminated land (grantor) has a statutory obligation to allow remediation works to be carried out by the grantee...

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What is an agreement on liabilities? Parties to a transaction may decide to address the allocation of known or potential remediation costs under the Environmental...

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Determining liability Enforcing authorities should follow the five step procedure set out in the statutory guidance for determining liability under the Environmental...

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Determining liability Enforcing authorities should follow the five step procedure set out in the statutory guidance for determining liability under the Environmental...

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What are Category 4 Screening Levels? Category 4 Screening Levels (C4SL) provide technical guidance for environmental consultants and regulators when assessing land...

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What is contaminated land? 'Contaminated land' is a specific legal term defined in the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Pt IIA (EPA 1990). The contaminated land regime...

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Who makes the determination? Local authorities (LAs) have sole responsibility for determining whether land is contaminated land under the Environmental Protection Act...

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Due diligence in contaminated land transactions Lambson Fine Chemicals Ltd v Merlion Capital Housing Ltd [2008] All ER (D) 116 (Feb) highlights the importance of...

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This Practice Note outlines the contaminated land enforcing authorities in England and Wales under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990). Who is...

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When can costs be recovered by an enforcing authority? Subject to the Environmental Protection Act 1990, ss 78J(7) and 78K(6) (EPA 1990), an enforcing authority is...

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When can enforcing authorities carry out remediation work? Enforcing authorities have power to do what is 'appropriate' by way of remediation under the Environmental...

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