Geo Insight now includes enhanced geology data at no extra cost


Groundsure are pleased to announce that the BGS 1:10,000 (DiGMapGB-10) scale geology dataset will now be included as standard (where available) in our Geo Insight report at no extra cost. You do not need to do anything differently to get the enhanced geology data, simply add the Geo Insight to your basket as normal and


Bringing Brownfield Sites Back To Use – Olympic Parks

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The Olympic Games bringing out the best of not only athletes but also developers. This is the second instalment in a series of blog posts which will present examples of the implementation of different remediation technologies for the clean-up and redevelopment of contaminated sites. Recent Groundsure blogs on remediation of contaminated land have looked at


The Ground Moves Beneath Our Feet

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For any homeowner, there is no worse nightmare than their new property collapsing, having been unaware of subsidence potential or underground ground cavities in the area. If you’re looking to purchase a house, it’s vital to understand the impact ground movement can have and the best ways to avoid common pitfalls. Natural ground subsidence is


Thorp vs Abbot


A recent legal case serves as a timely reminder that simple searches are not sufficient when buying a property. Large scale housing developments, which have been the subject of a few stories over the past few months are very unlikely to be identified in the suite of mandatory searches, such as the CON29 Local Authority


Conveyancers claim 2017 property sector to be shaped by Brexit


83% of conveyancers place Brexit as one of the top three factors to have a significant influence on the UK property market in 2017, with almost half (48%) putting it first, according to new research released today from Groundsure. Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax ranked second on the list, followed by a shortage of housing stock.  Other


Groundsure Planning Alert

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The Groundsure Planning Alert is now live and has been added to existing Groundsure Potential Risks Alert on our ordering platform. Just as our ordering platform will alert you if your property is at potential risk from flooding, ground stability, energy features etc(1) , it will now flag up whether a planning application has been


Happy 50th Birthday Milton Keynes!


Milton Keynes is 50 years old today. Take a look at what it looked in like 1958, 9 years before Milton Keynes was designated, and what it looked like in 1991, showing extensive development of the area. Milton Keynes, 1958 Milton Keynes, 1991


Working with water – amphibious houses

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In recent years the UK has suffered from a plethora of severe flood events, in areas such as Cumbria, Yorkshire and Somerset1. Unprecedented rainfall and river levels have led to widespread flooding, resulting in large-scale disruption to communities, loss of basic services and long and costly recovery processes1. The recently published National Flood Resilience Review


LFS Conveyancing Awards 2017


From the Big to the Small,  the LFS Conveyancing Awards are open to all Law Firms and there are categories to suit every size of business.  Here’s what it meant to two of last year’s winners…… Valerie Holmes, Winner of Best Small Conveyancer, North 2016 As a small office in Yorkshire, we thought that we


Christmas Operations

The Groundsure office will be closed on Friday 23rd December, but will re-open on the 28th December at 9am. Please be aware that some third party supplies are closed over the Christmas period which may affect the time taken to generate some of our reports. The following products may be affected: Highways Search Premier Utilities