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Groundsure acquires Mining Searches UK

Groundsure, the leading environmental search specialist providing market leading property search solutions to the UK conveyancing market, has today announced the acquisition of Mining Searches UK, the country’s leading specialist in historical mining risk. The combined business will have a compelling and broad product set, with geo-environmental experts and geospatial data scientists providing advice and...

Groundsure announces new sponsorship with Women in Residential Property

Groundsure is delighted to announce it is one of the official sponsors for all Women In Residential Property events in 2020. Women in Residential Property (WIRP) hosts regular events for women who work throughout the residential property sector. It provides an informal environment for networking and sharing knowledge, with the aim of encouraging collaboration across...

A day with Humphries Kirk Solicitors

I have been working as an Environmental Consultant at Groundsure since 2015. My role consists of looking at environmental data and assessing the potential contaminated land liability in relation to residential and commercial property transactions. As Consultants, we look at approximately 200 historical maps a day and multiple data sets including those for landfills, permits...

Groundsure’s Ceri Sansom discusses Green Data

Recently I attended the EIC Green Data conference and was hugely impressed by the progress made since last year. Last year the conference was about large quantities of inaccessible, hard to assimilate data. Everyone was grappling with how to use it. This year saw a more focused approach with presentations of usable and communicable data....

A day with Mayo Wynne Baxter Solicitors

For customer day this year, I visited the Lewes office of Mayo Wynne Baxter Solicitors, Lewes. Whilst I was aware that they purchased residential reports from Groundsure, my main awareness of the brand (as with most things in my life) was associated with sport. They always seemed to support the local teams with hoardings inevitably...

Climate change is pouring down

As the global climate undergoes rapid and unprecedented changes, the frequency and severity of flood events in the United Kingdom are due to increase. In the first two weeks of November 2019, the UK received a huge deluge of rain, which resulted in widespread river and surface water flooding. Subsequently, the Environment Agency (EA) issued...

Environmental risk context for lenders and purchasers

This case study provides an interesting example highlighting how timely and pragmatic Groundsure advice can help our customers achieve a substantially better outcome. Despite physical risks at the property being identified, it was not considered that these necessitated immediate or prioritised action. However, the perception of risk between the vendor and purchaser created a situation...

Himalayan Balsam, the lesser known invasive non-native species in the UK

Japanese knotweed has risen in prominence recently, you may have even read my 2018 blog post on the subject), it is often maligned by solicitors, surveyors and lenders as public enemy number one, and still regularly sees articles written in the mainstream media eg, The Telegraph (2019), The Independent (2019) and The Express (2019). However,...