Environment, energy and buildings

Environment, energy and buildings guidance:

Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice...

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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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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For further information on the implications of leaving the EU for planning law and...

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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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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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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 This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice...

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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 Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014, SI 2014/3120 came into force on 18 December 2014 and transpose parts of the Energy Efficiency Directive...

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Introduction There are two systems of drainage in relation to development: • foul water, and • surface water Each of these has above-ground and underground elements: •...

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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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