Groundsure launches new ‘Avista’ environmental search report for UK homebuyers


Groundsure, the leading authority on environmental risks in the UK, today launches Avista – the most comprehensive yet concise residential environmental search report for property buyers and the conveyancing sector. The report, which covers all environmental risks from planning and infrastructure searches to flood risk and contaminated land, is the first of its kind to


Local authorities permitting development in flood prone areas named

Original research by leading environmental data company Groundsure highlights councils approving housing developments on flood plains – even when alternatives appear to be available New research (1) has revealed the top 10 English local authorities that are allowing building in previously undeveloped flood prone areas (2), with the top four being in the South East.


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


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

Planning Report

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


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


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


HS2 route changes included in all Groundsure HS2 reports

crossrail route

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

Apple Watch web

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).