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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...

Estimated 0.5m properties sold in 2015 without flood risk search

An estimated 0.5m properties transacted in 2015 without a flood risk search. During 2015, approximately 456,000 property transactions in England and Wales did not factor flood risk into their purchase, according to calculations from location intelligence specialists Groundsure*. Flood risk is a major issue in the UK, especially in recent months where vast areas of...

St Albans’ Sinkhole Reason ‘Unearthed’?

Following the news story about the large sinkhole that opened in a residential estate in St Albans, our Research team at Groundsure have done some investigative work and found that this area was formerly used as pits for the extraction of clay for the London Brick Company. This analysis was undertaken using historical Ordnance Survey...

Groundsure supports Charity Search Pack

Groundsure is delighted to support Searches UK’s Charity Search Pack Throughout October to the end of December 2015, Searches UK will donate 20% of the profits made from their Charity Search Pack to the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity.* The Charity Search Pack includes a Groundsure Planning Search, a Personal Local Authority Search, Official Drainage and Water...

Property sales higher in flood risk areas

5.4% more transactions than national average in high-risk areas Areas with high flood risk* saw 5.4% more property transactions than the UK average since 2013, according to new research released today from Groundsure. Groundsure used Land Registry and Environment Agency data in order to compare levels of property activity within river and coastal flood risk...

Update to Groundsure Energy Reports

We’ve made some changes to our Energy reports following an important announcement from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), earlier this week. On the 18th August, Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), announced the first tranche of new licences which will be offered to companies to explore for Gas/Oil/Shale gas/Coalbed Methane. 27 licences have been offered...

House Prices Soar by up to 73% along Crossrail Route

Homeowners living in top five performing areas since 2013 set to pocket more than £100,000 on the value of their property The Crossrail project continues to boost local house prices, with the value of properties in walking distance* of new stations growing by as much as 73% since 2013, new Groundsure research released today reveals....