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


London’s Lost Tunnels

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In recent years there have been numerous concerning incidents involving rail tunnels and construction works that have highlighted the need for environmental vigilance. One of these occurred in March 2013 when the driver of a First Capital Connect train from Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City reported that water was flowing from the roof of a


Half of UK conveyancers rate HS2 consultation process as poor


New research released by Groundsure today finds almost half (48%) of UK conveyancers believe the government’s consultation for the changed HS2 route has been poor, with 14% saying it was of extremely low quality and caused concern. A further 34% said the HS2 consultation was not a great process and none of those surveyed felt


Britain ditches the old bag

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Because of the accessibility and convenience of plastic bags they have always been heavily used over the past few years. In 2014 major supermarkets across England gave their customers over 7.6 billion single-use plastic bags. That’s around 140 bags per person, amounting to a total of around 61,000 tonnes. These figures showed that the number


Fictitious entries – what’s the truth?


If you are in the business of conveying factual information – the production of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and maps – protecting your work from theft, or copyrighting your work, is difficult. The purpose of copyrighting is twofold; it is designed to a) ensure people are recognised for the work they produce and b) ensure that a


HS2 route changes included in all Groundsure HS2 reports

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Following the announcement made by HS2 Ltd on 15th November 2016 on proposed changes to the HS2 route, we are pleased to announce that all changes and refinements are now included in all Groundsure HS2 reports. A full list of the changes can be found on the HS2 website here. As the new route and


Win an Apple Watch

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We’re keen to understand what you think 2017 holds for the conveyancing industry and to show our appreciation there’s an Apple watch up for grabs! Please take a few moments to complete our short survey and then enter our prize draw to win an Apple watch. Entries close on the 13th January 2017 (T&Cs apply).