Conveyancing in Ipswich – Land contamination issues

Ipswich Conveyancing Solicitor Sarah McGregor conducted a search on behalf of her clients, Mr. and Mrs. B, to rule out contamination around the Property they were purchasing on Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3. The home was valued at £250k and located within the local area authority of Ipswich council at Grafton House, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2DE.

When purchasing a new home, it is strongly advisable to find out as much information about the previous use of that land as possible. A search during the conveyance process is routinely conducted by Fridaysmove ’s Solicitors in Ipswich; part of the search seeks to identify previous industrial land uses which are a contributing factor of contamination.

In most cases there will be little or no risk associated with living on, or near, to land that has had a former industrial use. In some circumstances the perception of contamination, even if no risk is evident, can effectively blight property and make it difficult to sell. Therefore it is worth taking time to research the prospect of land contamination when you buy a new home to be able to make an informed decision.

Normally it will be the original polluter who will be liable for remediation, or in some cases the builder of the houses. However, in some circumstances it might be possible that the current owner of the land or property would be liable to undertake and pay for any remediation.
More information about Ipswich council’s contaminated land inspection strategy can be viewed on the council's website. There were no other significant concerns revealed through the local area search and Sarah, along with the seller’s Conveyancing Solicitor were able to progress with the transaction without delays.

The seller’s Conveyancing Solicitor was the Shoosmiths Property Direct branch covering Ipswich.

The estate agent's sales particulars with details from Shoosmiths were obtained shortly before receiving the sale documentation.   The agent was the Connells branch at 6 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1QT.

Fridaysmove thanks Shoosmiths and Connells for helping to facilitate Fast Conveyancing in Ipswich. To instruct a proactive Solicitor to accelerate your home move, call us on 0330 660 0286 or get a Quote Online here.