Groundsure’s Siteguard Search provides the definitive opinion for valuers on lending security. It was designed to identify major environmental risks that may affect a property’s valuation and primarily focuses on contaminated land risk.

The Groundsure Siteguard report was developed in association with a major UK lender and fully meets the RICS Appraisal and Valuation Standards, providing a four tier risk assessment summary with explicit opinions on environmental liability, loan security risks and potential property value impacts.

Why this report?

  • Developed with major UK lenders

  • Meets the RICS Appraisal and Valuation Standards

Siteguard is accepted by all major UK financial institutions and is the report of choice for RBS and Barclays Bank, with bespoke further recommendations as standard for all identified high risk sites.

All Groundsure Siteguard reports are individually quality assessed by an expert team of IEMA qualified consultants and are returned to you within 24 hours of ordering.

The Siteguard utilises a range of datasets including Groundsure’s own unique historical land use data using our 1:10,000 & 1:10,560 scale mapping to provide an accurate risk assessment.

Should your report flag up as being In Need Of Further Assessment, or if you have any queries, our expert team of consultants are on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding the findings in the report free of charge.

Our service comes with full £10m professional indemnity insurance which can be relied on by all professional parties within the property transaction.

Reports are priced from £55 for 5ha sites.

What does it cover?

  • Four-tier environmental risk assessment
  • Opinion on banking security from an environmental risk perspective
  • Meets full requirements for the RICS Appraisal and Valuation Standards


*£55+VAT (up to 5ha), 5-15ha £95, 15-50ha £150, 50-100ha £220, 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 advisors. Please refer to Groundsure terms & conditions.

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.

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.

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 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.