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TerraFirma Ground Report

The Terrafirma Ground Report is a best-in-class ground risks and liabilities report designed to enable Home Buyers to better identify, manage and resolve ground hazards.


The report identifies and interprets the risk to property from all man-made and natural ground hazards, providing you with all the information about potential exposure of the property to ground risk.


Man-made hazards related to the UK’s extensive and varied mining heritage can pose significant risk to property, with the potential to cause subsidence and in extreme cases, collapse.


As standard, Terrafirma’s Ground Report includes an official CON29M and integrated Mine Entry Interpretive Report where applicable, saving you approximately £150 when a Coal Mine Entry is identified within 20 metres of the property and speeding up the property transaction.


The UK’s history of mineral extraction goes far beyond coal, and the risk from historic mining and extraction of metalliferous minerals, limestone, chalk, gypsum, clay and brine, to name just a few, are also considered by the Ground Report, ensuring your potential exposure to all mining related risk is thoroughly assessed.


Importantly, the Ground Report also considers risk from natural hazards like clay-related subsidence, landslip, natural sinkholes, and radon exposure which all have the potential to expose you to physical property damage, emotional stress and financial loss.


The report now includes a property specific rosk assessment of coastal hazards answering questions relating to Coastal Erosion, flooding and sea-level rise. It considers sea defences and the Environment Agency's Shoreline Management Plan and impact of climate change.


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PLEASE ensure that when placing an order, you have provided us with accurate information about the property. Once a report has been ordered it cannot be amended and cannot be refunded. Orders will be processed soon after payment is received. IF you have made an error, contact us with updated information prior to completing your checkout to avoid us processing orders that may contain errors.

For your peace of mind our pack products provide industry expected levels of insurance and are compliant with all regulating bodies and codes of conduct.:

Our Local Authority Search is protected by Professional Indemnity Insurance arranged by Travelers Insurance Co Ltd, the limit of which is £10,000,000. This indemnity also provides cover for errors and omissions in local authority and water company data/records which are used to compile our search reports. The search further benefits from 6 years run-off cover.

Our Drainage & Water Reports come with a £2 Million indemnity insurance from 'stewart title'

The Airchecker Report comes with a PI cover of £2million

The Ground Report comes with £1 million of indemnity cover in the aggregate in respect of any one Property.

The Homecheck Pro Report is backed by £10 million professional indemnity insurance.

The Groundsure Homebuyers Environmental report comes with Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance. Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers/tenants and their advisers. Please refer to Groundsure terms & conditions.

The Envirosearch Residential Report comes with: a Radon screen- Insurability statement,  PI cover of £10million, Free ‘Further Action’ risk re-review service and £150,000 Contaminated Land excess free remediation contribution

The Homecheck Flood Report comes with a Consultant assessment on high risk sites, Clear next steps, £10m PI cover of £10million, Insurability statement, is Law Society compliant, FloodRe eligibility indicator

Our No Search Chancel Repair Insurance Policy provides up to £500,000 of Indemnity Insurance per property.

Argyll Energy & Infrastructure report comes with a Professional Indemnity Cover of £10million (terms apply)

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