Thanks to the constant development of the European environmental regulation, environmental rules are being rapidly carried forward.
The scope of application of this regulation is growing and rules about environmental liability are stricter.
Concerning financial and timing issues, environmental matters play a crucial role in the project implementation. In this regard, our attorneys are specifically trained to work on, and with, impact reports as well as environmental studies.
Real estate projects are highly concerned by the protection of soil as well as of ground and surface water. Our team is therefore focused on these issues and is frequently reviewing the regulation of the three Belgian Regions (the Walloon law being under revision).
UrbanLaw’s attorneys are cooperating on a regular basis with recommended consultants specialized in soil analysis and depollution. Our team is also used to negotiations with the administration in order to work out the appropriate depollution actions and the timing for the completion of these measures.
Our attorneys provide, as well, advice regarding the recent developments in relation to energy performance certificates and to the restriction of the CO2 emissions. These concerns are now extensively used for an appropriate valuation of a building.