Put location intelligence into your environmental search with a Groundsure Screening and Floodview report.

The combination Screening (which was developed in conjunction with major UK lenders) and comprehensive flood risk search indemnifies your clients against potential risks for their commercial property purchase.

Why this report?

  • Address Law Society requirements for contaminated land and flood

  • Utilises Groundsure’s unique historical land use database

  • Data from leading flood specialists

Groundsure Screening and Floodview meets lending-security compliance, and addresses your obligations under The Law Society’s practice note on contaminated land and flood risk. It utilises our unique historical land use database which specifies land use information dating back to the 1840s. It also reviews datasets from trusted data providers including the Environment Agency or Natural Resources Wales, and the British Geological Survey.

The thorough flood risk assessment details a fully interpreted flood risk search and reviews all potential flood hazards, not just river and tidal. For total clarity, the search indicates different flood hazards on separate maps. It utilises Groundsure’s detailed flood risk databases which includes detail from JBA Risk Management, the Environment Agency or Natural Resources Wales, and the British Geological Survey.

The data is reviewed and an opinion is provided by specialists within Groundsure’s consultancy team, who are on hand to answer any questions you may have about the findings within your report. For increased peace of mind, if a site is identified as high risk, we can connect you with environmental insurance solutions should you need them.

With the Groundsure Screening and Floodview, it’s the smart, simple way to be certain


*up to 15ha £210, 15-50ha £350, 50-100ha £650, 100+ha POA. 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. Delivery time in normal working days.

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.