Commissioning environmental assessments

Environmental matters are of essential importance in real estate practice, corporate transactions and construction development.

This section examines the types of environmental services required by chartered surveyors and real estate advisors as these become more numerous and broad in scope in order to meet demand. It begins by introducing the types of environmental investigations before discussing these in the context of real estate transactions.

The practical aspects of selecting, appointing and using environmental consultants themselves (which may include specialist chartered environmental surveyors) are also considered. A summary is provided in the form of a checklist of key points.

This section is maintained by Kelvin Hughes of Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants Ltd.