Environmental legal indemnity news

Below you’ll find articles or communications we’ve issued over the last couple of years which are related to our Environmental indemnities.

Spring 2018 - Keeping up with knotweed
Intouch Spring 2018 - Keeping up with knotweed
Our Japanese knotweed indemnity policy can save your clients a lot of heartache, as well as protecting them financially.
Autumn 2017 - Powys cleans up in court
Intouch Autumn 2017 - Powys cleans up in court
The ruling in Powys v Price raises the worrying risk that more innocent property owners will be lumbered with the costs of cleaning up land contaminated by a third party.
Spring 2017 - Quick sticks
Intouch Spring 2017 - Quick sticks
The speed with which Japanese knotweed can overrun a property can't be overstated. That's why we need to move quickly when we receive notification of a claim against our Japanese knotweed indemnity policy.
Winter 2016 - From one issue stems another
Intouch Winter 2016 - From one issue stems another
The dreaded Japanese knotweed is notorious for causing physical damage to property, but the stigma surrounding the destructive plant is also strong enough to cause financial damage to properties too.
Knotweed update
Eshot - Knotweed update
We’re pleased to announce an enhancement to our unrivalled Japanese knotweed cover: if the market value of the property is reduced as a result of a claim, we will cover the loss when your client seeks to sell it.
Residential knotweed
Eshot - Residential knotweed
Spring is the blooming season for many plants, and most are welcomed for the additional colours they bring. However, it’s also the time when the notoriously destructive Japanese knotweed reappears.
Autumn 2015 - Knotweed cover for commercial properties
Intouch Autumn 2015 - Knotweed cover for commercial properties
When we were preparing to launch our Japanese knotweed indemnity policy, despite how high profile the issue has become recently, we wondered what interest there would be in the product.
Commercial knotweed
Eshot - Commercial knotweed
We’ve been delighted with the response that our Japanese Knotweed policy has generated, particularly when in the days following its launch, a number of solicitors took out policies for themselves.
Summer 2015 - A new policy for a growing problem
Intouch Summer 2015 - A new policy for a growing problem
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Japanese Knotweed indemnity policy, which will offer protection to buyers and lenders in the event that knotweed is discovered at a property.
Knotweed – New Japanese knotweed policy
Eshot - Knotweed – New Japanese knotweed policy
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Japanese Knotweed indemnity policy, which will offer protection to buyers and lenders in the event that knotweed is discovered at a property.
Spring 2015 - New contaminated land guidance
Intouch Spring 2015 - New contaminated land guidance
Contaminated land has long been a concern for home buyers. When discovered at a property, it can involve crippling costs if clean-up is required and could lead to a significant loss in the property's value.
New guidance on contaminated land
Eshot - New guidance on contaminated land
Contaminated land has long been a concern for home buyers. Recognising the significance of the problem, the Law Society has recently issued a practice note on the subject, offering its views on the extent that conveyancers should go to in order to protect their clients.
Autumn 2014 - Plug pulled for contaminated land funding
Intouch Autumn 2014 - Plug pulled for contaminated land funding
The funding for the contaminated land enforcement regime ended this year on 1st April. Although a small amount of Government money will still be available for ongoing remediation projects or for ‘absolute emergency cases' until 1 April 2017, the bad news for residents living on or near to contaminated sites is that they may now be asked to foot the bill for any clean-up.
Summer 2014 - H is for HELP
Intouch Summer 2014 - H is for HELP
For several years now, councils have been investigating sites for potential contamination, and if it is unearthed, the financial implications can be severe and far-reaching.
Summer 2013 - The Chairman's view
Intouch Summer 2013 - The Chairman's view
The contaminated land regime, introduced by the Environmental Protection Act, is now in its 13th year, and it's certainly debatable whether it has ever delivered the desired outcome.
Contaminated land with no environmental report
Eshot - Contaminated land with no environmental report
It’s true – you don’t actually need an environmental report to obtain Countrywide’s Home Environmental Liability Policy (HELP). But whether or not you’ve got a report, and providing there’s no official investigation or activity currently underway, insurance is freely available and protects both purchaser and lender.
Spring 2013 - More for less
Intouch Spring 2013 - More for less
We recently made some significant changes to our residential contaminated land policy, and we're pleased to tell you that the changes have now also been applied to our equivalent commercial cover.
Contaminated land from just £35
Eshot - Contaminated land from just £35