How does Avista assess planning applications?

Using information supplied by local Planning Authorities dating back 10 years, Avista filters and presents this information to help you understand possible changes to the area around the property. Please note that even successful applications may not have been constructed and new applications for a site can be made if a previous one has failed.

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How does Avista assess overall ground stability?

Avista assesses ground stability at the property by examining natural and artificial geological cavities and structures that may increase the local potential for subsidence. Mining hazards, sinkholes and other natural cavities, and the potential for previous holes in the land to have been filled in with materials that are not structurally sound (e.g. in the

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What does the flood insurance rating mean?

The flood insurance rating is provided to us by JBA and is the overall combined risk of their river, coastal, groundwater and surface water hazards. It indicates how likely it is that there could be difficulties insuring a property for flooding in the conventional way. It provides a property specific assessment, giving a rating of

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How does Avista assess flood risk?

Avista looks at the potential for river, coastal and surface water flooding in order to assess the overall combined flood risk to the property. It will identify if the property is located in a flood storage area, meaning it is especially liable to flooding due to being situated on a functional floodplain. The report also

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How does Avista assess contaminated land risk?

Avista assesses the risk of land contamination using sources that give details of historical and current use of the land where the property is situated. These uses include the location of landfill and waste sites, petrol stations, and any industrial sites or processes that may have taken place, or be licensed to take place on

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What information and searches does the Avista report include?

As well as detailed information on the search results that could have an impact, on the last page(s) of most reports you will also find a clear index of all the searches that have not found anything relevant to this property. For example the report will not return a search result for HS2 on a

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What are the Avista Terms and Conditions?

Just like with any other residential search report from Groundsure, our Terms and Conditions are designed to explain the legal relationship between Groundsure and users of the report. A copy of it is available here. The opinions expressed by Groundsure in Avista are covered by our Professional Indemnity Insurance, and governed by these Terms and

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What does each score on the Avista Action Alert mean?

1. Only minimal next steps have been recommended, which should not impact the smooth transaction completion expected 2. The recommended next steps should not prevent a reasonably smooth transaction completion 3. The recommended next steps may impact transaction completion timings 4. The recommended next steps may impact transaction completion timings 5. The recommended next steps

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If a risk is identified in Avista, what happens next?

We’ve designed Avista to ensure everyone clearly understands more of the information associated with a property, including any risks, earlier, and all of that information is clearly presented and written in plain English. The Avista Action Alert provides clear next steps designed to help understand what to do next if a risk is identified. The

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