Environmental Searches

Law Society advice is that solicitors must consider whether contamination is an issue in a conveyance and that they should undertake independent site history investigation. This can be achieved with an environmental report from York Place. We supply a complete range of searches for residential and commercial properties from the leading specialists in this area. The reports all reveal information not found in a local authority search and can contribute to a purchaser's peace of mind.


Residential

Product Name Provider Summary Suitable for
Homescreen Groundsure An entry level residential environmental report that covers contaminated land risks together with some basic flood data (river and coastal) and some man-made hazards including Radon. All residential transactions
Groundsure Estate Groundsure An environmental search for large or high value residential properties designed to protect residential investors against environmental risks and liabilities. Large or high value residential properties
Envirosearch Landmark Landmark's premium residential report. Provides an overall risk of contaminated land along with a flood screen and mapping, ground stability data, radon and environmental factors, such as HS2, fracking, wind farms data All residential transactions
Homecheck Pro Environmental Landmark Provides an overall risk of contaminated land along with basic flood information and mapping, ground stability data and a radon alert All residential transactions

Combined Products

Product Name Provider Summary Suitable for
Homebuyers Groundsure A comprehensive, cost effective environmental report that covers contaminated land, flood, ground stability, energy and infrastructure. All residential transactions
Homebuyers Plus Groundsure Groundsure's Homebuyers Plus report is a new residential environmental risk report, an enhanced version of the existing Homebuyers report which will keep your transaction moving faster. This report is based on Land Registry polygons (the original Homebuyers is point based), and has several new features, vastly improved layout, design and clearer navigation - all improving conveyancer workflow. All residential transactions
FCI Essential Future Climate Info Analyses Environmental and Flood data with a professional opinion on each element. All residential transactions
FCI Standard Future Climate Info Analyses Environmental, Flood and Ground Stability data with a professional opinion on each element. All residential transactions
FCI Premium Future Climate Info Analyses Environmental, Flood, Ground Stability and Energy & Infrastructure data with a professional opinion on each element. All residential transactions
Riskview Landmark An all-in-one environmental report, alongside a unique online viewer. Providing concise and easy to interpret Contaminated All residential transactions
Avista Groundsure Avista is the most comprehensive environmental search report available with seven key searches. The unique and powerful Groundsure IQ engine analyses over 106 million data points to produce every Avista report. These include data on Contaminated Land, all four major flood risks, ground stability, radon, current and planned energy features and transportation, and 10 years of planning data. All residential transactions

Commerical - Environmental only

Product Name Provider Summary Suitable for
Sitesolutions Commercial Argyll A premium contaminated land and flood risk assessment that goes beyond the basic requirements of the Law Society Practice Note to pinpoint risk and liability for complete assurance High value or complex commercial transactions including redevelopment deals
Sitecheck Assess Landmark A detailed contaminated land risk report with a professional opinion with flood screen Standard commercial property transactions or portfolio screening where no development or change of use is proposed
Groundsure Screening Groundsure A report compiled from the fullest environmental datasets together with detailed environmental risk opinion. Standard commercial transactions, multi-site property portfolios and also for large estates and landholdings.

Combined Products

Product Name Provider Summary Suitable for
Sitesolutions Combined Argyll Combines a detailed contaminated land assessment with a full flood risk assessment both manually assessed by a consultant High value or complex commercial transactions including redevelopment deals
Sitecheck Combined Landmark Contaminated land and flood risk assessment including a manual review of high detailed historical maps and assessment of all the main sources of flooding Standard commercial transactions
Groundsure Screening and Floodview Groundsure A single comprehensive report combining a fully interpreted flood risk opinion, while indemnifying clients with the most authoritative contamination screening report. Standard commercial transactions
Groundsure Review Groundsure The leading environmental report with the unique combination of standard environmental liability issues and detailed flood risk assessment supporting the Law Society and RICS Red Book requirements. Standard commercial transactions
FCI Standard Commercial Future Climate Info Contains data on Environmental and Contaminated Land, Flooding, and Ground Stability Standard commercial transactions
FCI Premium Commercial Future Climate Info Contains all of the information from the Standard report and includes data on Energy & Infrastructure such as wind farms, shale gas exploration, and HS Standard commercial transactions

Specialist Products

Estatesolutions Brief Argyll Covers historic activities, environmental permits and hazards, radon, ground instability, coal mining, etc. Gives you access to the consultant who has written the report Bespoke risk screening of agricultural land, estates, woodland and windfarms etc
Estatesolutions Farm Argyll Includes existence of environmental permits, water abstraction licences, rights of way, flooding and sensitive habitats. Gives you access to the consultant who has written the report Farmland transactions of any size
Sitesolutions Consult Argyll Premium desktop contaminated land risk assessment with regulatory consultation, and flood risk assessment All commercial transactions
Groundsure Agricultural Groundsure Specialist due diligence tailored for the purchase, refinancing or redevelopment of Agricultural Land and Farms. Farmland transactions of any size