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Just been on.

Sad tale of homeowners buying houses on contaminated land.

A housing development was effectively 'worthless' the estate agent said.

Some councils will do the clean up - some won't

Many new estates near us built on old colliery sites...

Not to mention methane gas build ups...

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the clean up consists of ripping 1 foot deep of topsoil out of the grounds and replacing and then turfing

cost about 5k at the very most

so hardly an un-saleable house

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Just been on.

Sad tale of homeowners buying houses on contaminated land.

A housing development was effectively 'worthless' the estate agent said.

Some councils will do the clean up - some won't

Many new estates near us built on old colliery sites...

Not to mention methane gas build ups...

:)

shouldn't need to worry about gas central heating then if they can tap into the landfill!!

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I wonder if Linda Dubley would have come clean and shown the footage if the tests had shown her own garden contaminated too?

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Guest Charlie The Tramp

My postcode check fails on all areas apart from Radon :huh:

You don`t get the very bad news until you pay the £29.

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Its not quite true to say worthless but properties so affected do go for significantly less than the market value.

Also, where a simple capping layer is used the general rule of thumb is to remove approx 600mm minimum, not 1 foot (300mm).

When you do the calcs, soil stripping, landfill at £200 per tonne these days, clean import of soil,replacement like for like for gardens, it works out a bit more than £5K.

Actually meant to put alot more than £5K per garden.

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I'd happily live on (non-radioactive) contaminated land if it was a reasonable house at the right price considerably below market value. As the experts said, it poised no risk unless the soil was directly ingested. I don't have kids and any greenhouse plants could be grown in pots or growbags.

On a side note, the plants in the elderly lady's garden with the lead contamination seemed healthy enough.

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Yeah its not like mercury is a volatile metal which is liquid at room temperature and then vaporises at fairly low temperatures.

Loads of land in Failsworth was contaminated with mercury apparently - but its ok they've built the health centre on it! It was used extensiveley in the hat industry and drives you mad btw - hence Alice's Mad Hatter.

Anyway did you see the scandal on watchdog? Some families being missold [1] small loans in the form of fridges and magic £1 boxes for the TV to make sure they continue to pay for it. Pretty shocking stuff but they're easy pickings I guess - the people who can't afford debt!

They were complaining because the apr wasn't anywhere near the 29.9% is said on the leaflet but instead was about 41%

Hmmm sick really when you think about how much the poorer end of the loan market ends up paying.

And the new FSA rules haven't made a sods worth of difference to these people really, has it?

Mind you that concert ticket bloke looked like he was onto a good thing too!

[1] Missold imo as they shouldn't be given credit in this way.

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There was a scare round here a while ago with some houses somewhere in Winnersh (near Reading) having been built on land that was radioactive.

I worked on a development some years ago built on an old haulage yard. The oil in the ground was unbelievable. When we dug the footings the ground was just black sludge.

When we finished the back gardens (usually left unturfed) used to have rainbows caused by the oil sitting on the surface. So we turved them all to hide it.

I have often wondered if anyone has grown and eaten anything in those gardens. Bugger brownfield sites.

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Come 'n listen to my story 'bout a poster named Fred

A chisled civil engineer, rarely slept in his own bed

And then one day, he was giving his weed plants some food

And up through the ground come a bubblin' crude

Oil, that is, black gold, Texas Hydrochloric Mercury Solution. (THMS)

Well, the first thing you know, old Fred's back from over there

Investor folk said, Fred, lend away your cares

Said, Buy to Let is the place you oughta be

So he loaded up the mortgage and bought south of Camberley

South Downs, that is, swimmin' pools, soap stars, city professionals.

Well, now it's time to say goodbye to Fred and all his cash

They would like to thank you forum folks for kindly droppin' back

You're all invited back again to this old cycle peak

To have a heapin' discount on repossession street.

HPC, that is, set a spell, take your panties off

Dont keep scratching your butt now, Y'hear?

the BTL hillybillys.......

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No no limits, won't give up the fight

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You don`t get the very bad news until you pay the £29.

:)

Is the bad news proportional to the fee then?

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One of the best solutions for badly contaminated land is to concrete or tarmac it over. That prevents the contaminants from being exposed and can reduce the effects of rainwater spreading soil contaminants into the water course.

Possibly the worst use of contaminated land is to put homes on it. Owners cannot dig in their garden or grow crops. They have to make sure that their children never dig holes and any soil removed from the garden has to go to special licensed tips.

Contaminated land can cost tens of millions per acre to clean up and the owner is usually liable. Owning contaminated land is a big risk. I know of one very large company who decided to keep their UK manufacturing going only because they would have been obliged to decontaminate the land if they had closed.

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Well this is free if you are buying a house and for £29 + vat a full detailed report can be obtained.

Check your own property, are you built on dodgy land ?

Check The House You Intend To Buy Or The One You Now Live In.

That site says my street is at risk of flooding. Since the whole street is near the top of a steep hill, and the nearest tiny stream is a good 10 minutes walk away at the bottom of the hill, I think they must be talking about the biblical variety of flood. My street is the only one covered by my postcode.

It also said I was affected by landfill (again unlikely on a hillside, I would have thought), pollution (I'll give them that, but how did they know about my neighbour's stinky barbecue?), subsidence (wouldn't be surprised) and radon. I am in a radon risk zone, and took part in a free survey some years ago. Had to put strange little plastic things all over the house for several months then send them back for analysis. Got a letter back saying there was no problem, which I have filed carefully in case I come to sell and anyone asks!

The only thing it said was not a problem was coal mining!

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Well this is free if you are buying a house and for £29 + vat a full detailed report can be obtained.

Check your own property, are you built on dodgy land ?

Check The House You Intend To Buy Or The One You Now Live In.

I think I've mentioned before that a North London Councillor told a friend of mine that land on most London allotments was polluted in some way.:(

Maybe www.homecheck.co.uk should offer a special package where you get a spade, a torch & a transit tipper to deal with the problem, popular in Ireland I hear. Its the only way many coud afford to deal with it given the high cost.

:rolleyes:

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