Transaction Online's Planning Searches now make it fast and easy for conveyancers to identify current planning applications, environmental settings, designated sites, and mobile phone mast information for a given property and its surrounding area.
The second new product, Commercial Environment Reports, provide an expert opinion on a property by an environmental consultant. Past and present uses and the condition of a property and its immediate surroundings are researched for potential risks.
Understanding the planning applications and environmental risks connected to a property before a sales transaction is completed adds value to the conveyancing process, and benefits the long-term interests of the purchaser.
Martin Willard, Managing Director of TransAction Online, said: "The addition of these products, so soon after the introduction of the Countrywide Legal Indemnity Insurance products, confirms our aim of offering the most complete web-based solution to conveyancing professionals in the United Kingdom."
NLIS, the National Land Information Service, is part of an initiative to modernize government services in the United Kingdom, with a goal of providing online land and property information for use in property transactions.