Flood Searches

One in six homes in England and Wales is now at risk of flooding. Surface-water events associated with heavy rainfall, high groundwater levels, and tidal and river flooding can all pose significant threats. A flood search provides valuable information to potential purchasers and lenders.

A flood risk summary is contained in most environmental reports but a dedicated report is recommended for affected areas.


Product Name Provider Summary Suitable for
Groundsure Flood Groundsure Flood risk assessment for residential properties Standard residential property transactions
Groundsure Homebuyers Groundsure The flagship comprehensive residential environmental risk assessment report for solicitors that uniquely offers a professional opinion on contaminated land and flood, without the need to buy separate reports. Standard residential property transactions
Groundsure Estate with Floodview Groundsure A single comprehensive report combining a fully interpreted flood risk assessment, while protecting large or high value residential properties against environmental risks and liabilities. Residential properties with high value or large footprint
Homecheck Professional Flood Landmark Flood risk assessment for residential properties Standard residential property transactions
Floodsolutions Residence Argyll Flood risk screening of residential properties Residential properties with high value or large footprint
FCI Flood Future Climate Info A standalone flood risk assessment that can also be purchased as part of the FCI range of modular products Standard residential property transactions

Product Name Provider Summary Suitable for
Groundsure Floodview Groundsure The complete property flood risk search including a fully interpreted flood risk assessment and view on the availability of flood risk insurance for the property. Commercial property 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
Sitecheck Flood Landmark Commercial flood risk assessment report Commercial property transactions or multi site portfolio screening
Floodsolutions Commercial Argyll Detailed flood screening of commercial properties including consultant commentary Commercial property 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