Groundsure Flood has been redesigned with new features, improved layout and design for clearer navigation improving workflow for conveyancers.

The report now includes JBA 5m groundwater data in addition to all other flooding sources and uses Land Registry polygons to ensure a comprehensive accurate assessment of all flood risks, reducing the need for further searches.

One in six homes in England and Wales are at some risk of flooding. Surface water events associated with heavy rainfall, high groundwater levels, and tidal and river flooding can all pose significant threats.

Groundsure Flood uses a detailed water and drainage risk model devised by industry experts, and provides detail on all potential flood hazards – not just river and tidal. The report includes unique Groundsure risk analysis as well as a view on flood risk insurability and offers access to our IEMA qualified environmental consultants for further advice and support.

What does it cover?

  • River and Coastal flood risk data from the Environment Agency including RoFRaS, Flood Defences and Proposed Flood Defence Schemes
  • Surface water (pluvial) flood risk data from JBA Risk Management
  • Groundwater flooding susceptibility data from the British Geological Survey
  • Recorded Historic Flood Events Flood risk insurability likelihood provided by JBA Risk Management
  • JBA Floodability Rating & Flood Re statement

*Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance (any one claim). Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers / tenants and their advisers. Please refer to Groundsure terms & conditions.


What is flood insurance?

Flood insurance is normally included as a standard part of your buildings insurance. At a basic level it covers your home and its contents against damage caused by flooding. You might not be covered for everything - for instance, replacing your damaged belongings ‘new for old’ or alternative accommodation may not be covered by your insurance policy. We strongly advise you check your policy. For further advice on obtaining insurance please see our dedicated flood guide. We highlight the possible availability of flood insurance within all of our residential and commercial interpreted reports.

How do I order a report?

If you already have a Groundsure account you will need to log in using your user name and password and select the product(s) you require. If you do not have a Groundsure account, one must be set up, even for single pay as you go orders. This can be done using the create an account function.

What does 'Order in Progress' mean?

Order in progress is a status we assign when your report or data is being produced. You will receive your product within the defined turnaround time. If you order states “with Groundsure”, this is because you have submitted your order with a site plan and we are working on digitising your site boundary, or because the site drawn exceeds our standard pricing options. Orders will be placed within 24 hours, and a member of the team will be in contact if we require further information. If you order states “On Hold”, this is because one of our environmental consultants has raised a query with your order. This query will have been emailed to you.

How do I download a report?

All reports will be delivered by email to the designated email address. If necessary, you are also able to include an additional email address before placing your order. However, if the file is too big for email, a download link will be emailed to you. Alternatively, you can download any report from your Order History.

How do I cancel a report?

Cancelling an order ‘in progress’ can be dealt with via your Groundsure account. If the order you wish to cancel is already complete, please contact us and the team will advise you on our cancellation policy.