Contamination – A Trap For The Unwary!

Posted on April 30, 2007 by | 0 Comments

Consumers Beware!Lawyers Conveyancing provides a comprehensive pre-purchase advice service for consumers. A major area of concern for consumers is soil contamination, involving more issues than you might expect! Contamination is a problem for vendors and purchasers alike. For vendors it may worry potential purchasers resulting in a lower sale price. Most estate agents don’t bother to fully investigate contamination issues, and we have seen purchasers win bargains where the estate agent has been unable to answer crucial questions about the extent or nature of the contamination.

For a purchaser, buying a contaminated property may affect not only personal health, but also the resale value of the property.

Careful investigations may reveal that the contamination is within acceptable limits, but what if the title is permanently marked as “contaminated”?


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