Speedy conveyancing transaction despite land contamination concerns

As part of the Conveyancing process for your transaction in Walsall, a standard environmental search will be carried out to reveal whether any past use is likely to have led to contamination. Land contamination is a common concern for home owners as it can pose threats to your property and health.

Our Conveyancing in Walsall team, through previous transactions, is aware that a significant proportion of the county has been utilised for heavy industrial purposes. There is an abundance of useful minerals in Walsall; however, this has led to various mining and extraction operations across the area. Whilst this business activity has brought wealth and employment to the region, there is also the potential for land contamination as a result. In order to ensure that your property has not been adversely affected, your Conveyancing Solicitor will conduct thorough investigations with the relevant local authorities to determine what initiatives are in place to protect home owners and residents.

In June 2010, Catherine Williams handled the purchase Conveyancing for a property on Highgate Road, Walsall, WS1 on behalf of purchaser Ms. E.  The home was valued at £97, 000 and located within the local authority district of Walsall council. The main office for the council is located at The Civic Centre, Walsall, WS1 1TP.

For further information and details about contamination, Catherine contacted the pollution control department at the Walsall council, located at 2nd floor, Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1DG. They can provide information such as: how potentially contaminated land will be identified and prioritised for investigation, details of sites within Walsall that have been determined as “contaminated land”, and details of who to contact if you feel you are being affected by or wish to report land contamination.

As the property was sold under a grant of probate, it was crucial that Catherine ensure that all relevant legal documentation was in order so that the formalities at the land registry could proceed without delays.

Also of importance was a tree preservation order that existed at the property; home owners should be aware of such orders as they will affect how you prune or care for a tree that is on your property.

Fridaysmove would like to Williams and Cole Solicitors for their Conveyancing work toward this successful property transaction in Walsall.