THE NEW AND IMPROVED RESIDENTIAL SEARCH REPORT FROM GROUNDSURE
Groundsure’s Homebuyers report is a new and improved enhanced version of the existing Homebuyers report which will keep your transaction moving faster. This new look report is now based on Land Registry polygons (the original Homebuyers was point based), and has several new features, a vastly improved layout, clearer design and navigation – all improving conveyancer workflow.
Homebuyers reviews flood, contaminated land, ground stability and screens other environmental risks such as energy, transportation and planning** to provide comprehensive environmental checks for a residential property.
Moving searches forward
The Homebuyers report is the equivalent of the previous Homebuyers report but with additional data, with improved design and enhanced layout and navigation:
•Flood risk assessment now includes new JBA 5m groundwater data – detailing all sources of flood including groundwater and surface water risk. Also reviews historical flood events & proposed flood defence schemes
•Enhanced view on potential and planned energy installations – the energy alert details specific energy infrastructure categories within 5km of the property. This alert includes existing and proposed: oil and gas sites including fracking; power stations including nuclear; wind power projects; solar farms and major energy infrastructure projects
•In-depth transportation summary – provides detail on HS2 (route, safeguarding, stations & depots); Crossrail 1 (route, stations, worksites); Crossrail 2 (route, stations, worksites/headhouses, safeguarding) Railways (active and historic railways, stations) and underground railways including London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, Tyne and Wear Metro, Glasgow Subway and Merseyrail
•Enhanced screening on planning applications**
•Improved visual and cultural designations – e.g. building conservation areas, listed buildings.
Why does Homebuyers work harder for you and keep your transactions moving faster?
The report uses Land Registry polygons (compared to points based in the original Homebuyers) – improving the accuracy of site plans and associated detail
•All text written in plain English (jargon free)
•Easier to read for the conveyancer
•Easier to read and understand for the end user
•Clear recommendations and next steps outlined
Site boundary on MasterMap
The site boundary is overlaid onto MasterMap (featured on the 1st page), the most detailed, up-to-date and comprehensive map data available in the UK.
Intuitive layout and page flow
Colour coded risk ratings with a pass/next steps indicator on the first page. Risks are identified clearly and easily – enabling faster and smarter decisions. Improved page flow: 1st page overall rating and dashboard, 2nd page next steps, 3rd page section summaries.
•Only the relevant data – no blank maps or pages, less words, more facts
•70% fewer pages (15-20 pages vs. 50+ previously) with clearer information
•Time savings of 10-30 minutes per report
•Up to 50% smaller file sizes and smaller email attachments
•Lower printing and postage costs.
Homebuyers, all you need delivered in a smarter way
•Groundsure’s Historical Land Use Database – with 7000+ land use classifications, one of the most comprehensive resources available dating back to 1840s with maps scanned in at over 500dpi – a new industry standard. The most accurate database for storage tanks, energy features and military installations
•Environmental Permits, Incidents and Registers
•Active and historical landfill data from authoritative sources, including the Environment Agency, British Geological Survey (BGS), Local Authorities and historical Ordnance Survey mapping
•Current industrial site data
•Ofcom mobile phone mast information – locations & planning applications relating to phone masts
•Potentially infilled land
•Historic military and ordnance sites
•Designated environmentally sensitive sites including Green Belt, Local Nature Reserves and National Parks
•Ground stability assessment including non-coal mining and subsidence risks
•Coal mining screening
•Detailed radon potential data
•JBA Floodability Rating & Flood
* Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance (any one claim). Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers/tenants and their advisers. Please refer to Groundsure terms & conditions.
**Planning is screened to the following distances:
Mega urban areas – 250m for large projects, 50m for small projects and house extensions
Urban areas – 500m for large projects, 125m for small projects and 50m for house extensions
Rural areas – 750m for large projects, 500m for small projects and 125m for house extensions
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If required, your report can be delivered within 24 hours of the order being placed at an additional fee of £35.70.