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Why you need a Phase 1 Environmental Assessment

Updated: Mar 28


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When buying or refinancing a property, it is important to consider the environmental risks associated with it. One of the best ways to protect yourself from potential liability is to have a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment performed. A Phase 1 assessment is the first step in evaluating potential contamination of a property, and is necessary for qualifying for the CERCLA “Innocent Land Owner Defense”.


This assessment is required for most real estate deals and follows the ASTM E1527-13 standards. By obtaining a Phase 1 assessment, you can ensure that you have a stress-free due diligence period and get timely common sense reports.

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