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Groundsure CEO responds to Budget SDLT announcement

Today the Chancellor announced the 2021 budget, including decisions on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). The 0% rate holiday on properties worth up to £500,000 has been extended until the 30th June – with a tapered return to pre-COVID19 SDLT rates by the 30th September: The nil rate band will fall to £250,000 from July...

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...