The most comprehensive ground risks and
liabilities report on the market.

Mirrored Ground Report

Our innovative Ground Report expertly interprets the risk from coal and all other mining, soil-related subsidence and all other natural ground hazards, coastal hazards and recorded ground movement.

In November 2020 Terrafirma won the Innovation Award at the Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards for the coastal hazards risk assessment within the Ground Report. Terrafirma’s geologists, engineers and scientists have applied advanced modelling, extensive research, and in-house expertise in order to offer property professionals, mortgage lenders and prospective homeowners the first property-specific assessment and expert interpretation of the risk from coastal hazards.

As standard, Terrafirma’s Ground Report includes an official CON29M and integrated Mine Entry Interpretive Report where applicable, saving your client 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 client’s 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 your client to physical property damage, emotional stress and financial loss.

Protect your client’s investment with certainty over ground hazard risk, based on the best available ground data and interpretation by Terrafirma’s team of geologists who, through years of training and experience, are best placed to understand the ground.

Dynamic next steps and an industry leading professional opinion ensure the purchaser, conveyancer and lender are all fully informed and report terms and conditions containing £10 million Professional Indemnity cover per report ensures any risks are comprehensively transferred from the conveyancer to the experts at Terrafirma.


  • Residential

    : £60 +VAT
  • Commercial

    : £110 +VAT
  • Delivered

    : 2-4 days (most within 24 hours)
  • Reliance

    : £10 million Professional Indemnity

  • NEW!

    Upgraded Natural Ground Perils module and redesigned front page.
  • The only report available to include expert, property-specific risk assessment of Coastal Hazards.
  • Answers key questions on the risk to property and land from coastal erosion, flooding and sea-level rise.
  • Considers sea defences, Environment Agency's Shoreline Management Plan and impact of climate change.
  • Terrafirma's in-house expertise embedded in every report.
  • Industry leading data, subject to robust quality assurance.
  • Protection for residential and commercial deals from all mining and natural ground risks.

*RRP based on sites under 15 hectares (ha). Please contact us for prices on larger sites.

*Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance (any one claim). Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction.

*For properties located within the Cheshire Brine Compensation District, information on Cheshire Brine Subsidence Claims is provided within an attached Cheshire Salts Search. Terms of this Report may apply.

*The Terrafirma Ground Report contains a Terrafirma CON29M report and where applicable, a Mine Entry Interpretive Report and subsidence claims buffer report, as standard.

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