"Contaminated Land" is defined by Part 2A Environmental Protection Act 1990 as:
Any land which, by reason of substances in, on or under the land appears to be in such condition that:
(a) significant harm to the environment or human health is either being caused or there is a significant possibility of such harm being caused or;
(b) water pollution is being or likely to be caused.
When acquiring any property, great care needs to be taken to identify whether or not the land may be contaminated and, if so, the potential implications in the future which might arise as a result of the presence of contamination. This is particularly important in the case of land being acquired for development purposes.
This guide explains all the considerations and legal aspects of contaminated land for commercial property buyers. Please download the pdf to read the guide.