You can check if land or property is in a former coal mining area and order a mining report if it is. To check if you need a mining report you can search using the Coal Authority's online services.
You'll need to know the postcode and property boundaries. The search will tell you if you need a mining report from the Coal Authority. Find out how much a mining report costs.
Damage caused by mining
You may be able to claim compensation for 'subsidence' from coal mining that has caused damage to your property or sinking on your land. Your home insurer can deal with this on your behalf by contacting the Coal Authority. You can also make a direct claim yourself using the Coal Authority's damage notice form.
Advice for developers
We're a member of the South Yorkshire Mining Advisory Service. We can provide advice and risk assessments for developers to make sure land is suitable for building. We use a range of mining, geological and ordnance survey records to provide advice. This can help avoid any costly remedial work that may be required by development if mineshafts and workings are affected.