Protecting you and your client

The Property Screening service ensures that you are protecting the interests of your client. It provides positive and negative screening to highlight potentially unknown risks and ensure only appropriate searches are ordered.

All cases are screened against 25 potential risks which could affect the future value or enjoyment of a property. Screening results are shown in a simple traffic light display and an appropriate search is recommended if a risk is highlighted.


Each property is screened against 25 potential risks including;

  • Air Quality
  • Planning Applications (Residential & Commercial)
  • Cheshire Brine
  • Flooding (River, Coastal and Surface)
  • Coal Mining
  • Radon Gas
  • Limestone Mining
  • Tin Mining
  • Ball Clay Mining
  • High Speed Rail 2
  • Subsidence Risk
  • Crossrail
  • Thames Tunnel
  • Energy Exploration (inc Fracking)
  • Wind Farms
  • CO2 Pipeline
  • Solar Farms
  • Renewable Power


The results of screening are shown in a red and green traffic light panel giving a clear and easily interpreted display. The screening confirms whether there is evidence of a risk being present at the property address.


Where there is evidence of a potential risk, an appropriate search is recommended. This gives your client more information on the potential hazard and ensures your client is fully aware of the risks present at the property. The report also demonstrates a thorough level of screening has been conducted and that you are working in the best interests of your client.


A Property Screening Report is created for each case and can be printed for your client and case file as evidence of the screening. The report details the risks assessed, which hazards were highlighted and which searches are recommended. The report can be given to your client to provide reassurance and guidance.

Sample – Property Screening Report