Groundsure Screening

Why choose Screening?

Developed in conjunction with leading UK banks, Groundsure Screening meets lending security compliance and addresses your obligations under The Law Society’s Practice Note on contaminated land.

Who does Screening help?

Residential No Commercial Yes
Existing properties Yes Development sites Yes
Nationwide Yes Specific areas No
Buyers Yes Lenders Yes
Vendors Yes Tenants No

How does Screening work?

The report includes detailed environmental data on contaminated land, flood risk, ground stability and geological hazards and uses a range of datasets to ensure a reliable overview of risk.

The report utilises Groundsure’s unique historical land use database which includes detailed and specific land use information dating back over 175 years. It also contains datasets from trusted data providers including the Environment Agency and the British Geological Survey.

The data is reviewed by specialists within Groundsure’s consultancy team who provide an opinion and are on hand to answer any questions you may have about the findings within the Screening report. Environmental insurance is available if required.

What does Screening reveal?

It reveals:

  • comprehensive contaminated land assessment based on Groundsure’s unique historical land use database, environmental permits, incidents and registers data plus active and historical landfill and waste site data
  • underground electricity cables and gas transmission pipelines
  • geology, hydrology and hydrogeology
  • designated environmentally sensitive sites including green belt, local nature reserves and national parks
  • ground stability assessment including non-coal mining and subsidence risks
  • coal mining screening
  • flood risk screening uses Environment Agency and BGS data
  • additional information covering overhead powerlines and existing and proposed mobile phone masts.


This report is available in one to two days (two days if referred to Landmark’s environmental consultants for further review).