David Woolstencroft catches up with Garth Brown from Brown & Brown Conveyancers.
David and Garth talk about several issues around land contamination that property lawyers, conveyancers and their clients need to be aware of and how to de-risk that. They also discuss other technologies that can help practitioners reduce risk.
Garth asks if you were the owner, would you report contamination? This is the reason why it is crucial to investigate more information about the property, as it could negatively impact not only the investment aspect of the property but the overall health of the residents. To prevent purchasing or leasing a property that is contaminated, Garth recommends that conveyancers and lawyers use external tools to make government enquiries on land.
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