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Terrafirma products

Terrafirma are the UK's Local Mining Experts, specialising in the innovation and provision of ground and mining risk assessment to professionals working within the UK's Property & Land sectors, translating complex physical, financial and legal ground risks into clear, accurate and reliable advice.

Through innovative data driven services, protected by an expert professional opinion, the revolutionary TerraSearch platform is the first to Assure, Assess and Action the many and varied risks the ground poses.

TerraSearch Action (Mine Entry Interpretive)

Overview

Terrafirma offer a suite of further actions to ensure the client is properly informed and diligent prior to purchase, development or investment.

If a further action is required, Terrafirma have developed a unique and extensive suite of next steps, including desk studies and site walkovers alongside recommendations and referrals for Site Investigations and RICS Building Surveys, tailored specifically to the on-Site risk and the client’s needs. A further action, if required, often makes up the most integral part of the search process, providing solutions through the mitigation and/or remediation of the identified risk(s).


TerraSearch Action Suite Includes


Phase 1 Desk Study:

These expert reports provide a comprehensive desk study for sites where the perceived risk is to be one that may impact life, value or development potential. The report seeks to mitigate the risk(s) or offer provision of recommendations and quotes for Site Investigations, undertaken by our nationwide network of trusted partners.

The range of reports includes:

  • Mine Entry Interpretive Report
  • Coal Mining Technical Report
  • Non-Coal Mining Technical Report
  • Combined Mining Hazards Technical Report
  • Claims Analysis Report
  • Cornwall Mining Report

Site Walkover:

Terrafirma’s team of Geo-Engineers are on-hand to provide Site Walkovers alongside our Phase 1 studies, to identify, confirm and interpret risks present on-Site, allowing for the mitigation of risk or providing suitable next steps for investigations and remediation works.

Building Surveys:

Terrafirma provide bespoke recommendations based on our interpretation of on-Site risks, detailing an appropriate Building Survey in accordance with the RICS three-tiered system and your specific needs. 

Site Investigation:

Terrafirma’s network of trusted partners provide nationwide expertise in the investigation, mitigation and remediation of mining and ground hazards through Site Investigations, overseen by Terrafirma. 
 


Please contact us for more details.

Estimated turnaround time: 3 - 7 days
Price (inc. VAT): £144.00

TerraSearch Assess

Overview

TerraSearch Assess is a regulated “CON29M-Compliant” mining and ground risk report designed to inform and protect all parties within a property transaction. It uses enhanced data unavailable to the Coal Authority and other environmental report providers along with enhanced liability protection and expert interpretation to accurately quantify the risk to a property from all ground hazards, including; coal and non-coal mining, mineral planning, oil and gas (fracking), sinkholes and more.


What are the key features?

  • Regulated residential and commercial “CON29M-Compliant” mining and ground risk report, providing a single report for all ground hazards.
  • All official licensed Coal Authority (TCA), British Geological Survey, Environment Agency,
  • Ordnance Survey and Historical Mapping
  • Uses additional data sources unique to Terrafirma
  • Coal and Brine Report Indemnity Policy of up to £50,000 loss in market value of the property
  • Additional professional interpretation included within report and Site plan
  • Pass” or “Further Action” outcome with concluding statement to be inserted into a client care letter
  • Report author’s contact details provided for direct support queries
  • £10 million Professional Indemnity Policy per report
  • Delivered between 2 and 4 days

TerraSearch Assess Report is the first Combined Mining and Ground Risk report to include an expert assessment of all mining, mineral planning, fracking and sinkhole hazards based upon industry standard and innovative new data sources.

A professional opinion is also offered, protected by terms and conditions that include a £10 million Professional Indemnity Policy, ensuring the client is better covered from incorrect or missing information.

Estimated turnaround time: 5 - 10 days
Price (inc. VAT): £60.00

TerraSearch Assess – Commercial

Overview

TerraSearch Assess is a regulated “CON29M-Compliant” mining and ground risk report designed to inform and protect all parties within a property transaction. It uses enhanced data unavailable to the Coal Authority and other environmental report providers along with enhanced liability protection and expert interpretation to accurately quantify the risk to a property from all ground hazards, including; coal and non-coal mining, mineral planning, oil and gas (fracking), sinkholes and more.


What are the key features?

  • Regulated residential and commercial “CON29M-Compliant” mining and ground risk report, providing a single report for all ground hazards.
  • All official licensed Coal Authority (TCA), British Geological Survey, Environment Agency,
  • Ordnance Survey and Historical Mapping
  • Uses additional data sources unique to Terrafirma
  • Coal and Brine Report Indemnity Policy of up to £50,000 loss in market value of the property
  • Additional professional interpretation included within report and Site plan
  • Pass” or “Further Action” outcome with concluding statement to be inserted into a client care letter
  • Report author’s contact details provided for direct support queries
  • £10 million Professional Indemnity Policy per report
  • Delivered between 2 and 4 days

TerraSearch Assess Report is the first Combined Mining and Ground Risk report to include an expert assessment of all mining, mineral planning, fracking and sinkhole hazards based upon industry standard and innovative new data sources.

A professional opinion is also offered, protected by terms and conditions that include a £10 million Professional Indemnity Policy, ensuring the client is better covered from incorrect or missing information.

Estimated turnaround time: Approximately 1 day
Please get in touch if you are interested in ordering this product.

TerraSearch Assure

Overview

Assure is part of the TerraSearch range, designed to locate, assess and interpret the risk to a site from all mining hazards, uniquely packaging data and interpretation to explore and interpret the interlinked issues of the UK's mineral extraction legacy.


What are the benefits?

  • TerraSearch Assure is available for both Commercial and Residential sites.
  • TerraSearch Assure is provided instantly by an API integration.
  • Each TerraSearch Assure is backed by £10 million bespoke Professional Indemnity Cover, that can be relied on upon by all parties in a property transaction.
  • All reports adhere to The Search Code, monitored by the Property Codes Compliance Board

TerraSearch Assure was developed alongside the UK's top law firms and is derived from the most up-to-date mining database available to the property and legal sectors, certifying that the site will not be affected by historic or present mineral extraction hazards.

Estimated turnaround time: 5 - 1 days
Price (inc. VAT): £18.00

TerraSearch Assure – Commercial

Overview

Assure is part of the TerraSearch range, designed to locate, assess and interpret the risk to a site from all mining hazards, uniquely packaging data and interpretation to explore and interpret the interlinked issues of the UK's mineral extraction legacy.


What are the benefits?

  • TerraSearch Assure is available for both Commercial and Residential sites.
  • TerraSearch Assure is provided instantly by an API integration.
  • Each TerraSearch Assure is backed by £10 million bespoke Professional Indemnity Cover, that can be relied on upon by all parties in a property transaction.
  • All reports adhere to The Search Code, monitored by the Property Codes Compliance Board

TerraSearch Assure was developed alongside the UK's top law firms and is derived from the most up-to-date mining database available to the property and legal sectors, certifying that the site will not be affected by historic or present mineral extraction hazards.


TerraSearch Coal

Overview

TerraSearch Coal, provided by Terrafirma, the UK’s local mining and ground stability experts, is a CON29Mcompliant report, including all Coal Authority data, a built-in loss of value insurance policy and that answers the official CON29M questions to satisfy Law Society and Lender compliance.


What are the benefits?

  • Residential “CON29M-compliant report (past, present and planned extraction)
  • All Coal Authority (TCA) official licensed data
  • Uses additional data sources
  • TerraSearch Coal and Brine Report Indemnity Policy of up to £50,000 loss in market value of the property
  • Additional professional interpretation
  • “Pass” or “Further Action” outcome with concluding statement to be inserted into a client care letter
  • Report author’s contact details provided for direct support queries
  • £10 million liability limit per report
  • Delivered within two days (48 hours)

Terrafirma has transformed the way in which mining and ground risks are assessed, by including enhanced data not available to the Coal Authority, enhanced liability protection and expert interpretation, our coal mining reports can now accurately quantify the risk to a property from nearby mine entries, hazards, shallow mining and subsidence claims. A professional opinion is provided within each report protected by £10 million liability available to all parties within a property transaction, ensuring the prospective homeowner and lender is better protected from incorrect or missing information.

Estimated turnaround time: 5 - 10 days
Price (inc. VAT): £36.00

TerraSearch Coal Extra – Commercial

Overview

TerraSearch Coal, provided by Terrafirma, the UK’s local mining and ground stability experts, is a CON29M compliant report, including all Coal Authority data, a built-in loss of value insurance policy and that answers the official CON29M questions to satisfy Law Society and Lender compliance.

TerraSearch Coal Extra includes all features of TerraSearch Coal, with the addition of alerts for 55 additional coal mining hazards. It also includes a "No Risk" certificate where the non-coal risk screen has a "pass" status.


What are the benefits?

  • Residential “CON29M-compliant report (past, present and planned extraction)
  • All Coal Authority (TCA) official licensed data
  • Uses additional data sources
  • TerraSearch Coal and Brine Report Indemnity Policy of up to £50,000 loss in market value of the property
  • Additional professional interpretation
  • “Pass” or “Further Action” outcome with concluding statement to be inserted into a client care letter
  • Report author’s contact details provided for direct support queries
  • £10 million liability limit per report
  • Delivered within two days (48 hours)

A professional opinion is provided within each report protected by £10 million liability available to all parties within a property transaction, ensuring the prospective homeowner and lender is better protected from incorrect or missing information.


View our sample report for full details.


TerraSearch Coal Extra – Residential

Overview

TerraSearch Coal, provided by Terrafirma, the UK’s local mining and ground stability experts, is a CON29M compliant report, including all Coal Authority data, a built-in loss of value insurance policy and that answers the official CON29M questions to satisfy Law Society and Lender compliance.

TerraSearch Coal Extra includes all features of TerraSearch Coal, with the addition of alerts for 55 additional coal mining hazards. It also includes a "No Risk" certificate where the non-coal risk screen has a "pass" status.


What are the benefits?

  • Residential “CON29M-compliant report (past, present and planned extraction)
  • All Coal Authority (TCA) official licensed data
  • Uses additional data sources
  • TerraSearch Coal and Brine Report Indemnity Policy of up to £50,000 loss in market value of the property
  • Additional professional interpretation
  • “Pass” or “Further Action” outcome with concluding statement to be inserted into a client care letter
  • Report author’s contact details provided for direct support queries
  • £10 million liability limit per report
  • Delivered within two days (48 hours)

A professional opinion is provided within each report protected by £10 million liability available to all parties within a property transaction, ensuring the prospective homeowner and lender is better protected from incorrect or missing information.


View our sample report for full details.

Estimated turnaround time: 2 - 3 days
Price (inc. VAT): £36.00

TerraSearch Coal – Commercial

Overview

TerraSearch Coal, provided by Terrafirma, the UK’s local mining and ground stability experts, is a CON29Mcompliant report, including all Coal Authority data, a built-in loss of value insurance policy and that answers the official CON29M questions to satisfy Law Society and Lender compliance.


What are the benefits?

  • Residential “CON29M-compliant report (past, present and planned extraction)
  • All Coal Authority (TCA) official licensed data
  • Uses additional data sources
  • TerraSearch Coal and Brine Report Indemnity Policy of up to £50,000 loss in market value of the property
  • Additional professional interpretation
  • “Pass” or “Further Action” outcome with concluding statement to be inserted into a client care letter
  • Report author’s contact details provided for direct support queries
  • £10 million liability limit per report
  • Delivered within two days (48 hours)

Terrafirma has transformed the way in which mining and ground risks are assessed, by including enhanced data not available to the Coal Authority, enhanced liability protection and expert interpretation, our coal mining reports can now accurately quantify the risk to a property from nearby mine entries, hazards, shallow mining and subsidence claims. A professional opinion is provided within each report protected by £10 million liability available to all parties within a property transaction, ensuring the prospective homeowner and lender is better protected from incorrect or missing information.


TerraSearch Ground

Overview

The Ground Report is a risk and liabilities report designed to enable property professionals to better identify, manage and resolve ground and environmental hazards. The Ground Report satisfies recent new best practice guidance on mining and natural ground perils, published by The Law Society. Using the unique UserKey, the Ground Report translates the risk from all mining activity, subsidence, sinkholes, radon, fracking, mineral planning activity and many more ground perils to enable property purchasers and property professionals alike to better understand the ground. Additionally, the Ground Report includes an integrated official Terrafirma CON29M (2018).


The report includes

  • The first integrated official Terrafirma CON29M (2018) as licensed by The Law Society

  • All other mining searches e.g tin, metalliferous, limestone, chalk, gypsum, clay, Cheshire brine (as provided within an appended Cheshire Salts Search from Groundsure/Cheshire Brine Subsidence Compensation Board*), other brine, Bath stone

  • Evidence of ground movement analysis, using innovative satellite technologies never before seen data

  • All known natural ground perils, including slope stability, running sands, sinkholes and erosion

  • Minerals planning and future mining or extraction activities, oil and gas including fracking activities

  • Comprehensive information on the risk of radon exposure

  • Expert professional opinion on natural clay related subsidence, assessing not only British Geological Survey data but pioneering University researched soil needs

  • All potential physical, financial and legal liabilities associated with past mining activities

  • Includes £10 million per report Professional Indemnity Policy


View our product card and sample report for full details.

Estimated turnaround time: 1 - 3 days
Price (inc. VAT): £60.00

Terrafirma CON29M - Commercial

Overview

The Terrafirma CON29M Report provides expert interpreted answers to all 14 questions using Coal Authority licensed data and meets all the requirements as stipulated by the new Law Society CON29M (2018) guidance. It translates the risk of coal mining activity into a clear, ‘at a glance’ expert opinion, concluding the following previously unanswered questions:

  • Are there any adverse mining features that should be brought to the lenders attention?
  • Will coal mining activity impact the value of the property?
  • Are there mining hazards that should be brought to the purchasers attention?

Terrafirma CON29M will automatically include a mine entry interpretive report (MEIR) if a mine entry is identified within 20m. This significantly increases the pass rate, and speeds up the transaction process for affected properties. The 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.


Benefits include

  • 95% of CON29M reports delivered within 24 hours
  • Satisfies all new Law Society CON29M (2018) guidance plus provides clear, concise and expert interpretation and improved risk screening
  • Liability for CON29M risk interpretation passed to Terrafirma’s Professional Indemnity cover of £10M per report, protecting client and solicitor
  • A professional opinion written by industry experts for you to send on to your client, with clear report outcomes and an ‘at a glance’ risk rating for rapid assessment
  • Requirement for additional reports reduced as the new Terrafirma CON29M Report also includes nearby subsidence claims and a mine entry interpretive report, previously only available from The Coal Authority at an additional cost. This significantly lowers the risk screening timeframe, report burden and cost
  • An expert team of geologists at Terrafirma can be contacted to discuss report findings with either the solicitor or the purchaser
  • Loss of Value Insurance covering any change in Coal Authority data (Up to £100,000 for the lifetime of the property ownership)

Terrafirma provides all follow-on services, including additional desktop and on-site investigation.


View our product card and sample report for full details.


Terrafirma CON29M - Residential

Overview

The Terrafirma CON29M Report provides expert interpreted answers to all 11 questions using Coal Authority licensed data and meets all the requirements as stipulated by the new Law Society CON29M (2018) guidance. It translates the risk of coal mining activity into a clear, ‘at a glance’ expert opinion, concluding the following previously unanswered questions:

  • Are there any adverse mining features that should be brought to the lenders attention?
  • Will coal mining activity impact the value of the property?
  • Are there mining hazards that should be brought to the purchasers attention?

Terrafirma CON29M will automatically include a mine entry interpretive report (MEIR) if a mine entry is identified within 20m. This significantly increases the pass rate, and speeds up the transaction process for affected properties. The 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.


Benefits include

  • 95% of CON29M reports delivered within 24 hours
  • Satisfies all new Law Society CON29M (2018) guidance plus provides clear, concise and expert interpretation and improved risk screening
  • Liability for CON29M risk interpretation passed to Terrafirma’s Professional Indemnity cover of £10M per report, protecting client and solicitor
  • A professional opinion written by industry experts for you to send on to your client, with clear report outcomes and an ‘at a glance’ risk rating for rapid assessment
  • Requirement for additional reports reduced as the new Terrafirma CON29M Report also includes nearby subsidence claims and a mine entry interpretive report, previously only available from The Coal Authority at an additional cost. This significantly lowers the risk screening timeframe, report burden and cost
  • An expert team of geologists at Terrafirma can be contacted to discuss report findings with either the solicitor or the purchaser
  • Loss of Value Insurance covering any change in Coal Authority data (Up to £100,000 for the lifetime of the property ownership)

Terrafirma provides all follow-on services, including additional desktop and on-site investigation.


View our product card and sample report for full details.

 

Estimated turnaround time: 1 - 3 days
Price (inc. VAT): £45.60

Terrasearch Ground Commercial

Overview

The Ground Report is a risk and liabilities report designed to enable property professionals to better identify, manage and resolve ground and environmental hazards. The Ground Report satisfies recent new best practice guidance on mining and natural ground perils, published by The Law Society. Using the unique UserKey, the Ground Report translates the risk from all mining activity, subsidence, sinkholes, radon, fracking, mineral planning activity and many more ground perils to enable property purchasers and property professionals alike to better understand the ground. Additionally, the Ground Report includes an integrated official Terrafirma CON29M (2018).


The report includes

  • The first integrated official Terrafirma CON29M (2018) as licensed by The Law Society

  • All other mining searches e.g tin, metalliferous, limestone, chalk, gypsum, clay, Cheshire brine (as provided within an appended Cheshire Salts Search from Groundsure/Cheshire Brine Subsidence Compensation Board*), other brine, Bath stone

  • Evidence of ground movement analysis, using innovative satellite technologies never before seen data

  • All known natural ground perils, including slope stability, running sands, sinkholes and erosion

  • Minerals planning and future mining or extraction activities, oil and gas including fracking activities

  • Comprehensive information on the risk of radon exposure

  • Expert professional opinion on natural clay related subsidence, assessing not only British Geological Survey data but pioneering University researched soil needs

  • All potential physical, financial and legal liabilities associated with past mining activities

  • Includes £10 million per report Professional Indemnity Policy


View our product card and sample report for full details.