Terrafirma was the first commercial organisation licensed by the Law Society as a report producer of the official CON29M.
As an official alternative to The Coal Authority CON29M, the Terrafirma CON29M report provides expert interpreted answers to all 11 questions (14 for commercial properties) using Coal Authority licensed data and meets all the requirements as stipulated by the Law Society CON29M (2018) guidance.
It translates the risk of coal mining activity into a clear expert opinion, concluding the following previously unanswered questions:
The Terrafirma CON29M was the first CON29M to include a Mine Entry Interpretive Report (MEIR) upfront, as standard when a mine entry is identified within 20 metres of the property.
This significantly increases the pass rate, and speeds up the transaction process for affected properties. Our expert opinion eliminates the requirement for a solicitor to report on a liability they may not have detailed knowledge of and reduce the amount of time the solicitor spends reporting back to the client, with Terrafirma the main point of contact for any further queries.
This search identifies any historic underground extraction of Bath Stone or Fullers Earth or any metalliferous mining activity relating to the property.
Information on coal mining, brine subsidence claims and natural subsidence hazards
This report provides additional information when mine entries have been revealed in the initial search.
Managing coal mine gas liabilities is part of the Coal Authority’s statutory obligations. We can provide expert insight on mine gas liability sites or mine gas incidents that we have treated, featuring a bespoke report from our mine gas experts.
Confirmation that an official search is not required.