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Groundsure Avista – the best just got even better

Groundsure Avista has already changed the face of conveyancing searches, offering a premium, all-in-one experience and delivering a quality of content and design never before seen. It has become the de facto standard of a premium conveyancing search. Product evolution is a given with Groundsure and we are never resting on our laurels… but even...

Why is the Water Framework Directive important?

The UK’s health, economy and environment rely on clean water. Cleaner rivers, lakes and groundwater should therefore be one of our priorities, however it is not. In fact, our waterways are becoming more polluted every year. In 2020, a Defra report found that every single river and lake in England was polluted beyond legal limits....

So… you think that mining risk is only a rural thing?

It is easy to assume that, if your client’s property is in an urban area, your due diligence on the transaction would not need to involve purchasing a mining report – but our vast collection of historical mining data tells a very different story. We have previously written various pieces on urban mining1,2,3,4 but as a...

Are you ready for a revolution?

Do you want to: Never have to consider which search report is most suitable again? Never have to ask your client for more money for even more recommended searches? Never want to worry about negligence if the correct search isn’t ordered? Do you want to save time and money for both yourself and your client?...

What could be the cause of a recent sinkhole on Seaton beach?

A report of a recent sinkhole on Seaton beach has sparked some local speculation as to whether this collapse could in-fact be related to historical mining activity. A look at our Geographical Information System (GIS) reveals no records of underground mining in the vicinity of this event. That said, there are numerous small surface quarries...

Data companies powering the UK property transaction process confirmed as Industry Partners of Conveyancing Information Executive

The Conveyancing Information Executive (CIE) has today announced that four notable property and land data-led businesses have become Industry Partners of the trade body organisation: Ambiental; Barbour ABI; Glenigan; and JBA Risk Management. • Ambiental is a global specialist in environmental hazard and climate intelligence, predictive analytics and risk management. • Barbour ABI provide construction...

The plastic pandemic

Walking outside for my permitted daily exercise, I noticed that, along with the usual crisp packets, cigarette butts and fast food packaging, a new item was now plaguing the neighbourhood’s street verges; the disposal mask. As I stared down at the masks covered in mud and trampled on, I suddenly realised that the lasting impacts...

‘Toxic’ Glasgow burn under investigation. What can historical maps reveal.

Last week the Scottish Environment Protection Agency was called to investigate a ‘toxic’ Glasgow burn that was pictured glowing luminous yellow . Clyde Gateway, who are undertaking remedial works to address the polluted burn, previously warned politicians that contaminated land nearby the river posed an immediate risk to human health. The striking colour in the...