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Coal outcrop

Anyone had any experience of this ? How bad is it ? Coal outcrop in boundary . 
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  • user1977
    user1977 Posts: 13,345
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    Could be handy.

    Any more context? It's the gaps where coal used to be which are more likely to be the problem. Coal at or near the surface means there's obviously a risk of past mining.


  • Yes it’s neat the surface . Past underground coal mining 


     Next steps for consideration:
    A visual inspection of the property by a suitably qualified and experienced person may be of value in identifying any currently identifiable mining
  • user1977
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    You're being a bit vague. What are you doing? Who are you quoting from?
  • Ask the neighbours.  Are you buying, selling, renting?

    Do you want to use the coal?  Going to Cop26?
  • Buying a property . On the search came up coal outcrop in property boundary . Potential risk . 
  • theoretica
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    Buying a large piece of land?  A house on a small plot near other houses?
    But a banker, engaged at enormous expense,
    Had the whole of their cash in his care.
    Lewis Carroll
  • user1977
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    Lots of things are potential risks. Why are you particularly interested in this one? It wouldn't be normal to make further investigations unless e.g. there were signs of subsidence. Have you discussed with your conveyancer?
  • Yes no further searches required . It’s a house next to other houses - terraced . But it says to have a visual inspection by a suitable qualified person . A surveyor can check if property subsidence but who can check the coal outcrop ?house might be fine now but what about further down the line 
  • clive0510
    clive0510 Posts: 809
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    not so much demand for coal these days. fossil fuels, environment issues etc, so your piece of land should be a snip.
  • user1977
    user1977 Posts: 13,345
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    Check the outcrop for what? It's just a warning that mining may have taken place in the past. If the surveyor is happy with the current building then nothing really to be worried about.
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