Contaminated land

Land that's been contaminated by past industrial use can't be built upon until extensive (and often expensive) cleaning processes have been carried out. One recent example is the Olympic Park in Stratford in East London, which had to have lots of decontamination work done before construction could go ahead.

If the land your property is in an area where contamination could be an issue then it will be picked up in an 'Environmental Search' which is included in the In-Deed Price Promise. If the search shows up issues then there may be additional costs to understand the full nature of the problem.

For more information on land contamination go to:

Or to find out more information on Conveyancing Searches, which involve contaminated land go to:
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