Don’t take a risk with contaminated land

Don’t take a risk with contaminated land

A recent article from Groundsure has uncovered that contaminated land is more prevalent than originally thought. The article has stated that former industrial land across England and Wales could be twice as contaminated than original figures suggested, meaning that these sites now occupy around 4% of land across the UK.

With these new statistics being uncovered, contaminated land is becoming a huge issue for homebuyers. Ensure your clients are aware of any risks of contaminated land to their property by ordering your searches via Searches UK’s intuitive software. Intelligent software is vital for conveyancers to ensure they are ordering appropriate searches to enable them to give important, accurate advice and peace of mind to their clients.

Searches UK’s platform recognises potentially unknown hazards which may exist on a property, highlighting when and which additional searches may be required to be undertaken. With over 15 potential hazard alerts, solicitors and conveyancers can rest assured knowing that their risk on case files is reduced further when ordering through Searches UK.

Searches UK offer an extensive range of environmental searches, working alongside environmental search specialists Groundsure, Landmark and Future Climate Info; they cover all areas of environmental issues that could have a negative effect on a property, with clear, concise and efficient information.

With these shocking figures revealing the likelihood of contaminated land causing negative effects on large amounts of property transactions across England and Wales, you can relax with the knowledge that your clients are receiving accurate environmental information on their properties, supplied from the most recent and authentic data.

Sales and Marketing Director of Searches UK, Lisa Summerton commented:

“It’s shocking to see these new figures rising across England and Wales, but we are confident that our intelligent online ordering platform generates environmental searches that are based on the highest quality data, and are proud to work alongside leading environmental search specialists to offer our clients accurate and reliable information.”

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

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

Tel: 01273 776625

Email: [email protected]


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