A common concern of Conveyancing Solicitors in Middlesbrough is contaminated land; Middlesbrough has a history of being the centre for iron, steel and chemicals and these old industrial sites have left traces of pollution throughout the town. Many of the sites affected are located in the north of the Town, close to the River Tees and can affect property owners.
Jane Lim, when acting on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. M in June 2010, was quite concerned as the property being purchased was situated in close proximity to a brownfield site, meaning there was a risk of contaminated land being an issue. An environmental search was conducted and extra enquiries were made by consulting the local authority, Middlesbrough Council, about information on the property and the surrounding area.
Middlesbrough Council is located at the Town Hall, TS1 2QQ. More information about the local area and developments can be obtained through the council website – www.middlesbrough.gov.uk.
The couple were relieved to find out that the home, located on Larkspur Road, Middlesbrough, Teeside, TS7, was not directly affected and Jane was able to proceed with the transaction without any delays. Acting on behalf of the seller was the Askews branch at 92-94 Borough Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 2HJ.
The information from the sellers revealed that new windows and doors had recently been installed at the property. While this aids in cutting the costs of heating the home, it is also useful information to have and is beneficial as it can help reduce the amount you pay in home insurance premiums.
The estate agent was Robinsons at 26 Stokesley Road, Marton, Middlesbrough, TS7 8DX.
The transaction completed on the 10th of June 2010 with the new owners receiving the keys to their home just in time to enjoy the summer.
Fridaysmove thanks Robinsons and Askews for their assistance with this Conveyancing in Middlesbrough transaction.
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