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Is your home at risk?
It's easy to fall in love with a property and let your heart rule your head,
but you need to make sure any purchase will be a safe investment
roperty is likely to be the
most expensive purchase you
will ever make, so it pays to
protect your investment by
doing a few essential checks. For
example, do you know whether there
may be any underlying risks that,
although not visible to the naked eye,
have the potential to create upset or
upheaval at some point in the future?
Do you know whether the property
is considered to be in a flood risk area?
Does the area suffer from ground
instability issues, such as subsidence
or sinkholes? Is there a large planning
application nearby that may affect your
future enjoyment of the home, such as
a new road, industrial facility or wind
turbine? Is the property located in an
area where radon is an issue?
Discover hidden risks
Report Finder is a free-to-use online
tool that allows you to discover whether
any risks are linked to a specific address,
then points you in the right direction to
investigate these further.
By simply entering a postcode and
residential address, Report Finder is
able to highlight any issues that have
been discovered and alert you to which
reports can help you better understand
those risks in greater detail.
The service assesses data from a wide
range of sources and is provided by the
team from Landmark Information, which
produces more than 900,000 risk reports
each year for conveyancing transactions.
Give it a go
All you need to get started
is an address. Go to
landmark.co.uk/reportfinder to try out the