Landmark Launches Residential Flood Portfolio to Support Conveyancers and Homebuyers in the Digital Age

Homecheck Flood and FloodSolutions Consult protect homebuyers with easy to understand property flood risk information, mapping and assessments

Landmark Information, the environment, land and property data specialists, has today launched an updated portfolio of flood due-diligence reports and assessments, which provide legal conveyancers and homebuyers with complete flood risk analysis for all residential transactions.

The portfolio includes the updated Homecheck Flood report, which is the only report of its kind to automatically include a manual risk assessment from a specialist environmental consultant should significant flood risk be identified within close proximity of the property. This means that far more reports will be passed first time as any ‘risky’ sites will be manually assessed by Landmark’s in-house team of environmental consultants.

Homecheck Flood is also the first flood report of its kind to provide access to an online portal that displays risks on an interactive digital map. Plus, another unique feature is that property height (in relation to flood risk) is included within the automated risk model resulting in fewer ‘false positives’ and a more accurate assessment of genuine risk.

In addition, a new FloodSolutions Consult report provides a clear summary of the risks, including impact analysis, details of what the flood risk is, the depth of flood waters and site-specific recommendations.

Angela Gordon-Lennox, Senior Product Manager (Legal) at Landmark Information said:

“Combining our experience in residential reporting, with our in-house data and flood risk expertise means our market-leading residential flood reports offer complete risk analysis for each and every transaction. Our portfolio consists of flood screening as the starting point and extends up to a full Flood Risk Assessment, plus everything in between, enabling full and thorough due diligence for conveyancers and peace-of-mind to homebuyers.”

Endorsed by the Know Your Flood Risk campaign, the Homecheck Flood report is delivered in an easy-to-read PDF report, providing clear guidance to homebuyers relating to a property’s risk of a range of flood types, including coastal, river, surface water and groundwater flooding. The free online portal enables conveyancers to provide clients with a modern, digital conveyancing service where report findings are clearly presented on an interactive map.

Adds Mary Dhonau, Chief Executive of the Know Your Flood Risk campaign:

“Having been flooded myself on many occasions, I can talk first-hand about the appalling consequences of flooding. It really does pay to do your homework and check your property’s flood risk, in order to be better prepared. The flood reports from Landmark are cost effective, yet highly detailed. Not only can you take a look at the report’s findings on a mapped viewing tool, which makes it really easy to take in, but Landmark’s team of environmental experts provide direct advice on ‘next steps’ should a risk be flagged up, which is hugely reassuring. It takes flood insight and intelligence to another level.”

Priced at £25 +VAT, Homecheck Flood is available from today, while FloodSolutions Consult is available for £99 + VAT. For more information visit, telephone 0844 844 9966 or follow the team on Twitter.