Groundsure launches new ‘Avista’ environmental search report for UK homebuyers

Groundsure launches new ‘Avista’ environmental search report for UK homebuyers

Groundsure, the leading authority on environmental risks in the UK, today launches Avista – the most comprehensive yet concise residential environmental search report for property buyers and the conveyancing sector.

The report, which covers all environmental risks from planning and infrastructure searches to flood risk and contaminated land, is the first of its kind to include seven key environmental searches in a single report. Avista will be available to property buyers via their conveyancers from today (6 June).

The data is gathered, analysed and filtered from over 100 million environmental data points, and clearly and concisely presented in a report that is normally less than 20 pages long. Until Avista, combination reports on the market have been over 60 pages long, making it a lengthy and difficult process for homebuyers to identify risks, and to make truly informed property purchases. The now straightforward language and omission of confusing jargon means homebuyers can easily understand the findings.

Furthermore, the Avista Action Alert system on the front page of every report provides simple signposting for next steps based on the report outcomes. The advanced alert system grades report findings from one to five based on the likelihood of identified risks causing a delay to the purchase completing swiftly. This also allows conveyancers to quickly prioritise cases at a glance, improving their case management processes.

Today’s launch follows extensive product testing, including a sample pilot scheme that ran earlier this year and more than tripled expected sales targets. Feedback from the pilot scheme indicates that the Avista report will become a significant tool for conveyancers, with over 70% of respondents rating the report ‘extremely valuable’ or ‘valuable’.

Scott Morris, a partner of Langley Wellington LLP Solicitors, took part in the pilot scheme in February, and purchased an Avista report on behalf of his client. He said: “I work on hundreds of property transactions – so the shorter style and clear navigation of the Avista report is a big winner for me. I like the signposting, the easy to read format and the Avista Action Alert provides an instant and clear snapshot of outcomes and outlines exactly what needs further investigation.”

Dan Montagnani, managing director at Groundsure says: “As a business, we are continually striving for ways to provide smarter solutions to property professionals and their clients. Our customer-first approach has allowed us to develop a product that delivers clear, concise and accurate data that makes it easy for our customers to make better property decisions. We are committed to innovation and improvement in environmental search reports, which is why we are thrilled to launch Avista. Not only will it save conveyancers considerable amounts of time, it reduces risks for all parties involved in the purchase of a property.”

Eddie Goldsmith, chairman of the Conveyancing Association, has seen the Avista report and commented: “With the increasing risk of litigation, overstepping areas of expertise, and data overload to contend with, a report like Avista is welcomed by the conveyancing industry. There is more data clearly communicated which reduces risks and saves precious time, benefitting home-buyers and conveyancers alike.”

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Giving customers confidence and clarity, in land and property transactions.

The smartest land and property decisions rest on location intelligence from Groundsure.

Groundsure is a UK authority on environmental risks including land contamination, flooding and ground stability. It provides high value, property-specific opinions, and analysis of land use based on the leading datasets that it collects and curates.

Groundsure helps a range of individuals and businesses make fully informed property transaction decisions including:

  • Solicitors
  • Conveyancers
  • Property Lawyers
  • Property Support Lawyers
  • Financial institutions/Building societies/Lenders
  • Homebuyers
  • Developers

Groundsure turns data into practical, actionable insight. Its customers feel confident and able to understand that data and what it means for them, helping them make property decisions and advise their clients with confidence and clarity. To ensure Groundsure delivers the most up to date environmental data it partners with leading data, mapping and technology providers including but not limited to the Environment Agency, Ordnance Survey, the British Geological Survey and Ambiental.


Delivering industry best practice

We believe in following solid and honest business principles and industry best practice. We are committed to delivering market-leading products and customer excellence. We deliver this by following stringent operational processes for every aspect of our business, whether that’s our Data Governance Council or our Senior Management Boards through to delivering customer excellence every day.

As a result of our firm belief in the importance of accurate and reliable data governance Groundsure is a founding member of the Conveyancing Information Executive (


We continually support, and learn from, our own community of approved Groundsure property-search resellers. This way we can guarantee their sales and customer-service teams know every aspect of our products and services. And we can know these offerings are 100% fit for their client’s needs, providing more empowering data and opinion, and enabling exceptional due diligence.

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