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Wish to buy a property in West Midlands - coal mining report question

We wish to buy a property in the West Midlands coal mining area and the Residential mining report says:- The property is in a surface area that could be affected by underground mining in 1 seam of coal at 190m depth and last worked in 1870. Any movement in the ground due to mining activity should have stopped. O coal entries within or within 20 m of boundary of the property. SHOULD I NOT BUY WITH THE ABOVE INFORMATION? The property is 1970's. Worried about sink holes and if future buyers need a mortgage. Can anyone help please?

Asked on Aug 13 2018, General in West Midlands | Report content

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  • Hello - this is a common issue across the Midlands and the North (as many properties were built above coal mines). It's worth checking with a surveyor for signs of serious subsidence, ground deterioration etc. before you buy - but I think you'll find that it's quite a common issue. Thanks, Ruban

    Answered on Aug 13 2018, Report content

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