New Highways report provides the green light for Commercial Conveyancers

New Highways report provides the green light for Commercial Conveyancers

Landmark Information Group is launching a new report that will provide the most comprehensive and accurate information into planned changes to roads and rights of way affecting commercial sites. The SiteSolutions Highways report looks to dramatically cut the time that professional conveyancers spend in researching and sourcing accurate data on highways that impact on their clients’ building and development assets.

The SiteSolutions Highways report provides the most definitive data on the adoption status of roads, footpaths and verges, as well as the implication of traffic schemes and the rights of way surrounding a commercial development site. The report is powered by OneSearch Data, who database information from the relevant Highway Authority at every County Council and Local Authority in the UK, then digitise this information on Ordnance Survey mapping. This is then generated into a single easy-to-read, comprehensive report. Conveyancers will be able to receive the reports much more quickly than is currently possible (between 2 and 8 working days – the exact time varies by region) which will provide their clients with the information they need to make decisions about purchase and/or development opportunities. The report is backed by £10 million professional indemnity insurance.

Greg Bryce, Commercial Director of Landmark Information Group, said: “Professional conveyancers are under constant pressure to provide their clients with accurate information regarding highways maintenance liability. However, to date a number of barriers have been in place – the reliance on disparate data sources, variable costs of sourcing this information and the speed at which local authorities can provide a validation letter relating to highways in the vicinity of their clients’ assets.

“Landmark’s SiteSolutions Highways solves all of these problems by providing fast and accurate data at a fixed price, all backed by professional indemnity insurance to provide peace of mind to those involved in a property transaction. We’ve worked very closely with a number of conveyancers to understand the requirements and now we believe it is the solution that the legal and property industries have long been waiting for.”

Landmark Site Solutions Highways is available for £120 + VAT via all property search companies.

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About Landmark Information

Landmark Information is the UK’s leading provider of land and property search information, including digital mapping and environmental risk reports for property professionals.

It provides environmental, planning and other location-based risk information to the residential and commercial property sectors in England, Wales and Scotland, supporting legal and conveyancing professionals in their property due diligence, in line with the Law Society and SRA requirements.  

Landmark’s data and reports interpret risk and provide clear, concise guidance and solutions (where risk is identified) to ensure that conveyancers meet regulatory requirements, as well as ensuring transactions progress as smoothly as possible with purchasers able to make fully-informed decisions.

Landmark’s RiskView all-in-one environmental reports, offer a unique online viewer to help legal professionals and consumers understand and visualise potential risks at a given address. It provides concise and easy-to-interpret Contaminated Land, Flood, Ground Hazards and Energy & Infrastructure risk data, as well as interactive maps and further information for the buyer.  RiskView reports are available for both residential and commercial transactions.

In addition, the Landmark Academy was launched to help property lawyers and conveyancers meet the evolving training requirements, while maintaining competencies. The Academy provides guidance on Landmark reports, includes on-demand webinars and a range of supporting materials, and is available to access free of charge.


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