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Developing land – Site Plans and Record of Site Condition

In the city of Burlington there are many requirements for developing land. Generally if the land is raw an owner will have to prepare a Record of Site Condition (Environmental) that can cost $10,000 – $15,000 or more, a Site Plan which can cost $100,000 or more and various other municipally mandated items.  

Endangered Species Act – the basics

I am representing a buyer of a parcel of raw industrial land in Hamilton and I included a condition that we are satisfied that there are no undue risks related to the Endangered Species Act. There are 2 main Acts – The Species at Risk Act (Federal) and the Endangered Species Act (Provincial). For interest…

Environmental Basics

Most commercial properties have at least some environmental risks. Beyond that statement it is a property by property situation. The most common problems come from past or present industrial uses or other hazardous uses like gas stations or dry cleaning plants. When you are buying it is advisable to at least consider a Phase 1 environmental report –…