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Conveyancing Information Executive statement: Vendor driven due diligence reports

This news article has been written by, and published on behalf of, the Conveyancing Information Executive. As leading suppliers of property due-diligence searches to the UK conveyancing market, Conveyancing Information Executive (CIE) members shared their unique insight with market stakeholders throughout 2020. One of the most discussed areas focused on the mutual goal of speeding...

Planning, developments and enhancing biodiversity

Most developers, councils and people do not want to harm biodiversity, however, it remains threatened in the UK. National drives for new developments and affordable housing have been a major contributor for habitat and biodiversity loss within the UK. Biodiversity is the variety of life on earth in all its forms and all its interactions,...

Urban mining in and around Plymouth

The saying goes something like, “If I had a pound for every time someone told me that there is no mining here, I would be a rich man”. Well, in this latest blog I want to dispel the idea that Plymouth in Devon is an area where the legacy of historic mining activity has not...

Health and safety – it’s all in the detail

Health and safety in a site investigation is a key part of the design and provision of any type of ground investigation, be it geotechnical or contaminated land assessment. The standard text to help determine what the appropriate provision for personnel has been provided for many years by the British Drillers Association (BDA), with the...

Groundsure acquired by ATI Global

Groundsure, a leading environmental search report specialist involved in over half of the UK’s residential property transactions, is delighted to announce that it has been acquired by ATI Global, the world-class provider of legal technology, software and information services. Groundsure will continue to operate as an independent standalone business led by its existing management team...

Groundsure’s 2020 Christmas charity support

2020 was an incredibly tough year for many with COVID-19 hitting everyone hard, with some people being more affected than others. Specifically, the charity sector took a severe blow, which would have a huge knock-on effect on those desperately in need. This Christmas Groundsure and Mining Searches UK decided that, rather than overindulging with mince...

China Clay Mining

The St. Austell area in Cornwall is famous for its association with china clay where rich deposits of Kaolin have been mined over the centuries. The mines have been so ingrained into the Cornish economy that pretty much everybody in the local area either worked for companies involved in the china clay industry or had...