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Groundsure Ground Stability

Groundsure Ground Stability Search

Groundsure is a leading UK authority on environmental risks, including land contamination, flooding and ground stability. Its reports deliver the most up-to-date data through partnerships with leading data, mapping and technology providers such as the Environment Agency, Ordnance Survey, the British Geological Survey and JBA.

Subsidence, commonly known as sink holes, is the collapse or lowering of the ground that can be caused by a number of things such as shrink-swells due to different soil types, drainage patterns, man-made disturbances and more.

The Groundsure Ground Stability Search screens for potential ground instability from both natural and man-made hazards or from previous mineral extraction within the vicinity of the property, using Groundsure’ unique databases on historic underground and surface ground workings.

This is an essential search providing information on an area’s industrial and mining history, including coal and natural geology using the latest British Geological Survey datasets. The report will identify where subsidence is a risk to property, presenting a problem on insurability and lending.

Key Features

Why this matters

Identifies historical and current surface and underground workings for mining activities including in-filled land.

Provides the most up-to-date data to inform a buyer about historic and current mining activity.

Identifies historic mining activity such as coal, tin, clay, brine and gypsum extraction.

Informs a buyer where a property is located where historic mining activity took place

Identifies current and historic landfill sites.

Provide important data on landfill sites.

Identifies the potential for natural ground subsidence and offers guidance.

Informs buyer of risk of subsidence to the property.

£10 million PI insurance on any one claim.

All professional parties involved in the property transaction are covered by the indemnity insurance.

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