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First Fracking Licence in Five Years

Monday 23rd May saw the first fracking licence to be granted in five years. North Yorkshire Councillors convened over multiple days to hear all sides of the story regarding Third Energy’s application to hydraulically fracture or ‘frac’ their KM8 well at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire. Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is a technique whereby water is...

World Architecture Festival entry deadline extended

Groundsure are proud partners of the World Architecture Festival 2016 The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is the largest international gathering of architects consisting of an awards, conference and exhibition. This year’s festival will be held for the first time in Berlin from the 16 – 18 November. More than 2000 architects will attend to celebrate, learn...

Consumer Protection and Environmental Searches

How Consumer Protection Regulations affect environmental searches Location Intelligence experts Groundsure are committed to assisting solicitors with their training especially in light of the new Law Society Practice Note on Consumer Protection Regulations. The Consumer Protection Regulations apply to any ‘business to consumer’ commercial practice, which in our field would be solicitor / conveyancer to...

New Homebuyers Report Launched

Groundsure have relaunched their flagship residential property report, Homebuyers, the definitive report covering contaminated land, flood risk and ground stability. This new look report delivers all the key information on the front page showing identified risks within the vicinity of the property.     Homebuyers now features key information including proposed flood defence data to...

Why order a Planning Search?

The importance of ordering a planning search 2015 saw over 1,200,000 residential property transaction completions and 2016 is set to exceed to this The UK has also experienced a sharp increase in asking prices with the average asking price recorded in March 2016 as £303,190, a 7.6% increase on the previous year. This follows the...

Groundsure announces Flood Re statement in conveyancing reports

Today marks the launch of the well anticipated Flood Re – a £2.1bn flood reinsurance scheme between the government and the insurance industry that enables people that live in flood prone areas to insure their properties at an affordable price. The traditional state of play has been that those living in high flood risk areas...

Groundsure launches new look reports

We have been busy updating the aesthetics on our reports. So far our Flood, Planning, and Homescreen reports have been launched and our flagship residential environmental search report – Homebuyers – will be live from the 1st May. The new-look Homebuyers will detail specific types of energy installations (both potential and planned) within the vicinity...

A Hole Lotta Trouble in London

Another incident involving development works and the London Underground occurred on Monday evening (22nd February 2016) when contractors drilled a hole through the roof of an underground tunnel just outside Shepherd’s Bush station. It is thought that contractors were working on an extension to the Westfield shopping centre. Passengers travelling on the Central Line faced...

Conveyancing Awards are now open for entries

Great News!! The Law Firm Services (LFS) Conveyancing Awards are now open for entries. This is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to be recognised across the industry and with potential clients. This annual conference is the highlight of the conveyancing calendar, now in its 5th year, 2016’s event promises to be bigger and better than...