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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

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...

LFS Conveyancing Awards 2017

From the Big to the Small,  the LFS Conveyancing Awards are open to all Law Firms and there are categories to suit every size of business.  Here’s what it meant to two of last year’s winners…… Valerie Holmes, Winner of Best Small Conveyancer, North 2016 As a small office in Yorkshire, we thought that we...

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

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

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).

Best Use of Technology Award

Last night Groundsure attended The Chamber Business Awards 2016 and we are delighted to announce that we won the Best Use of Technology Award sponsored by BT. The Chamber Business Awards, now in its 13th year, is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, highlighting the role of business in delivering growth and...

HS2 likely to affect fewer homes than first thought

The government’s preferred route for HS2 north of Birmingham will adversely affect 3,500 fewer households outside London than the original plans, thanks to changes to the Sheffield section of the route, new research has shown. According to environmental consultant Groundsure, 11,000 fewer people outside London live within 1km of the new proposed route, which was...