Groundsure Homebuyers

The Groundsure Homebuyers reviews contaminated land, flood, ground stability, and screens for other environmental risks such as energy, transportation and planning to provide comprehensive environmental checks for a property.

The search has recently been updated with a number of key features. These include:

  • 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
  • Enhanced transportation summary – provides detail on HS2 (route, safeguarding, stations & depots); Crossrail 1 (route, stations, worksites); Railways (active railways, stations), Docklands Light Railway, HS2 and the Crossrail 1 project
  • Enhanced screening on planning applications
  • Enhanced visual and cultural designations – e.g. building conservation areas, listed buildings

Homebuyers is based on Land Registry polygons for improved accuracy, and is written in jargon-free, plain English. The front page features a colour coded risk rating with a pass/next steps indicator, clearly identifying risks. The report also excludes areas where no risk is found, meaning most reports are only 15-20 pages long.



+ VAT per report


inc. VAT

  • A full interpretation by an IEMA accredited environmental consultant
  • The lowest ‘Further Assessment’ rate on the market
  • Contaminated land assessment
  • Detailed flood risk assessment
  • Groundwater susceptibility
  • Historic military and ordnance sites
  • Coal mining screening
  • Shallow mining and ground subsidence assessments
  • Mobile transmitter locations
  • Environmental permit data
  • Planning consents for hazardous substances
  • Radon exposure
  • Potentially in-filled land
  • Existing or planned energy installations, including wind turbines and fracking
  • Local nature reserves, national parks, areas of outstanding natural beauty and world heritage sites
  • Flood resistance measures
  • £10 million Professional Indemnity Insurance


Receive a 10% discount on this product when purchased as part of a discounted search package

* Arranged by Severn Trent Searches, provided by Groundsure.