Failed environmental search need advice
Hi, We are selling our house and it has failed its environmental search on the grounds that there is landfill at the end of the street. Everyone knows that this is because the site was formerly a mill and this was flattened and the rubble used to level the site out towards the back where it sloped down towards a river. All my recently moved in neighbours have indemnity policies because of this. Buyers solicitor has refused to accept an indemnity and insists that we get the site checked by the council because he 'has a personal dislike for failed environmental searches' and has said that he will advise his client not to buy unless we get it checked out. My solicitor has said that this is a bad idea because basically if the council did not keep adequate records and are unable to prove that it is rubble that was used, we will not be able to sell (even to someone else) because it will remain as a fail and we will not be able to indemnify after doing this.
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