Don’t let your clients fall victim to sinkholes

Don’t let your clients fall victim to sinkholes

A recent article from Future Climate Information (FCI) has uncovered that the changing effect of rainfall and ground conditions in the UK has seen a dramatic increase in subsidence, commonly known as sinkholes.

The article from FCI has stated that homes, gardens, roads, churches, lakes, farms and entire towns: are all examples of areas where sinkholes have literally swallowed up the ground.

Sinkholes are the collapse or lowering of the ground which can be caused by a number of things such as shrink-swells due to different soil types, drainage patterns, man-made disturbances and more.

Searches UK offer Residential and Commercial Subsidence Searches from leading environmental search specialists Groundsure, Landmark and Future Climate Info. These reports disclose any risks relating to subsidence and highlights issues to homebuyers in order to avoid potential costly repairs.

Alongside a range of Environmental Flood Reports available form Searches UK, their smart online ordering platform also highlights over 15 potential hazards that may be present on a property that may not have been prominent from the outset. Making sure your clients aware of the risks to a property, such as flooding and ground subsidence which may not have originally been a concern.

Searches UK Managing Director, Andrew Stenning commented:

“With sinkhole figures in the UK rising dramatically, it is becoming essential to identify ground stability within property searches. Working alongside market leading environmental search specialists means we can supply accurate and meticulous data, so you are confident that your clients are receiving precise property searches, allowing them to make more informed decisions.”

To find out more about Searches UK and the services offered, please visit or call 0800 043 1815.

This article was submitted to be published by Searches UK as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Conveyancer. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Conveyancer.

Searches UK

Searches UK is one of the country's leading Conveyancing Search providers.  Founded on the idea that you can combine first-class service with accurate and reliable conveyancing searches without having to compromise, it is our goal to ensure you get the results you need quickly and efficiently.

We offer the full range of conveyancing searches, for both residential and conveyancing transactions, which can be ordered along with our Buyer Protect Scheme if required, ensuring that your clients benefit from our unique reimbursement scheme and are protected from some of the associated costs, should the transaction not complete.  We also offer a wide range of title insurance and indemnity policies and can provide fast turnaround times on EPCs, AML ID checks, Asbestos Surveys and Fire Risk Assessments too.

All our searches are backed with fully comprehensive PI insurance, giving you complete confidence and peace of mind.

We don't use call centres, so when you choose Searches UK, you get direct dial access to one of our skilled conveyancing search specialists, who will have the knowledge and expertise to ensure you get the most accurate results possible at the best value for money.

At Searches UK we understand the difficulties you face in dealing with your risk and compliance obligations and we have ourselves been applauded by Legal Eye for having extremely robust systems in place.  In July 2012 we became the first search provider to have been awarded the Legal Eye Quality Standard.

As well as being an appointed representative of First Title Insurance plc, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 202103.

Contact: Searches UK

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