Flood risks – are you doing enough to protect your clients?

With an estimated 1 in 5 properties in the UK at high risk of flooding, it is increasingly important for home buyers to carry out searches which expose any risks in respect to flooding, yet results from a recent Searches UK survey reveal that only 60% of Solicitors or Conveyancers are advising their clients to carry out a flood search.

Flood reports, offered by Searches UK, are an affordable and quick way to keep your clients informed about any risk of flood to the property they are looking to purchase. Results are returned within 48 hours and can be ordered as an isolated product or as part of a search pack.

The reports look at the risk of surface water, groundwater and tidal flooding and can help ensure insurance can be obtained if a risk is identified. To find out more about these searches please email [email protected] for more details or visit www.searchesuk.co.uk to view product cards and sample searches from GroundSure, Landmark and Future Climate Info.

Sales & Marketing Director at Searches UK, Lisa Summerton commented: “Our flood reports are competitively priced and are such an easy way to ensure home buyers are protected. With a range of reports to choose from, Solicitors and Conveyancers are free to decide which one best suits their client’s needs.”

Searches UK provide residential and commercial conveyancing searches, as well as other added value services including Reimbursement Schemes, Lawyer Checker products, Compliance Checks and AML I.D. Checks.

To find out more about any of the products or services offered by Searches UK visit www.searchesuk.co.uk, call them on their free phone number 0800 043 1815 or email them directly at [email protected]. Opening an account is quick and easy – please ask one of their Conveyancing Specialists to set this up for you today to start placing orders with Searches UK.

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