A Conservative commitment to allow more fracking is the trigger for conveyancers to gather yet more environmental information during the search process.
That view comes from, perhaps unsurprisingly, a search company - Searches UK - which says it is to hold a free webinar for conveyancers to discuss the issue.
In recent years, the firm claims, the public have raised concerns over the industrialisation of country land and more carbon emissions, with the government pledging to uphold environmental protections and ensure fracking profits are shared by affected communities.
“With this in mind, should solicitors now be reconsidering the environmental reports they use to protect clients? With a variety of reports on the market at competitive prices, including information on a range of environmental issues, it is easy to miss a report that could highlight environmental changes that can have a significant difference a homebuyer’s choice to buy a property” says Searches UK.
Fracking plans have been considered in some parts of the country including Yorkshire, the North West and South East of England.