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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....

Am I in a Development Hotspot?

Brighton, Bournemouth and Cambridge show highest density of development outside London. North London has the most developments in UK Outside of London, the cities of Brighton and Hove, Bournemouth and Cambridge have the most property development activity by area, based on new research1 announced today by Groundsure (illustrated in new Groundsure online interactive map). The...

Zero House Price Benefit for HS2 Destination Cities

House prices in the three major cities to be linked to London by the HS2 railway project are currently growing in value 10% slower than the national average, based on new research announced today from Groundsure. The HS2 city house prices are also rising much slower than regions along the rest of the proposed route....

Hammersmith and Fulham Properties at Highest Risk of Flooding

Almost two thirds of homes (59,632) in Hammersmith and Fulham are at risk of flooding1 from river water – the highest of all London boroughs, according to research announced today from Groundsure, the UK’s leading authority on environmental land risks. The top five London Boroughs at flood risk after Hammersmith and Fulham are Newham, Southwark,...

Groundsure Provides Data to ITV’s Tonight

  Groundsure were approached by ITV’s ‘Tonight’ programme to advise on, and provide spatial data portraying known infrastructure and planned projects, relating to infrastructure with the potential to cause noise disturbance. The information supplied was used by the programme for their team to create ‘indicative noise maps’ covering the UK. The data supplied to ITV...