Property, land and environmental data and technology firm Landmark Information has launched Report Finder – a free-to-use service for consumers that highlights environmental risks relating to a property’s location.
By inputting a full property address, the portal searches Landmark’s extensive database for environmental risks and recommends reports that can be purchased to investigate any highlighted risks in more detail.
The online portal searches for a range of environmental hazards such as whether the home is in a flood risk zone, if the area suffers from ground instability problems, such as subsidence or sinkholes, or whether the home is located in an area where radon is detected.
It also identifies if any large-scale planning applications or energy or infrastructure projects are in the vicinity, which you may wish to investigate in more detail.
Rob Phillipson, sales and product director at Landmark Information, said: “It is easy to fall in love with a property and let the heart rule the head, but you need to make sure any home will be a safe investment too.
“After all, property is likely to be the most expensive purchase you will ever make and so it pays to protect your investment with a few vital checks.
“Report Finder is a free-to-use online tool that lets you discover if there are environmental or other locational risks to a given property and points you in the right direction so you can investigate these further if necessary.”
The service assesses data from a wide range of sources and is provided by the team from Landmark Information, which provides over 900,000 due diligence reports every year in support of conveyancing transactions.