98. Coal mining and brine subsidence claim search.

A coal mining and brine subsidence claim search should be made in any case where the land falls within one of the areas designated as 'affected areas' in the Coal Authority's gazetteer1. It is made on the relevant form2 accompanied by a plan of the property; a fee is payable. The search can be made online, by post, telephone or fax, through an agent or an electronic search provider. No personal search facilities are available.

The search report will disclose whether the property is in an area where coal mining has or is likely to take place, the existence of