Environmental Risk Assessment And Strategies
At Godfrey, Leibsle, Blackbourn & Howarth, S.C., we assist businesses and individuals interested in acquiring vacant land with the lengthy process of evaluating the property and resolving issues that may arise. We are committed to providing clients peace of mind that all environmental issues or risks have been taken care of before the purchase of a property goes through.
Taking Action On Your Behalf
We will proactively conduct the appropriate land surveys, thoroughly investigating the history of the land and all previous uses.
We will evaluate the nature of the usage. For instance,
- Was the property ever used as a dump site?
- Was the water source affected at any point?
- Is there a landfill in the area?
- Who will pay for the cleanups?
- Are there any issues of hazardous waste or materials?
We have a team of highly trained real estate professionals that conducts the reviews, providing detailed assessment of the property and surrounding areas. If legal action needs to be taken in response, we have the strength of litigation to resolve the matter.
Resolving Hazardous Waste Concerns
We will arrange to have any discovered hazards removed. This includes underground storage tanks and hazardous materials or dumps. We will ensure that there is complete compliance with EPA and DNR regulations and all local rules before you purchase the property, thereby protecting your interests.
Our proactive approach to the process enables us to write the most sound contract for purchase of the property possible. Being aware of all aspects, we can build in contingencies to address any potential costly issues. For instance, we will require that purchase of the property be contingent on the owner cleaning up any waste or hazards.
We work thoroughly to ensure that our clients’ interests are protected, providing peace of mind that everything has been taken care of.