Announcing the new partnership between Groundsure and the Cheshire Brine Subsidence Compensation Board

Announcing the new partnership between Groundsure and the Cheshire Brine Subsidence Compensation Board

Groundsure is delighted to announce that from the 1st of June it will be the sole provider of the new Cheshire Salt Search report, in partnership with the Cheshire Brine Subsidence Compensation Board.

Much of Cheshire is at increased risk of subsidence due to mining practices. This report (previously a section of the Coal Authority’s CON29M report) fulfils the Law Society requirement to investigate subsidence risk due to brine extraction in Cheshire

Since 23rd October 2006 the Cheshire Brine Search has been incorporated into the Law Society approved CON29M mining search, providing a combined coal and brine search report.  The search is mandatory for all property transactions within the single Compensation District. To facilitate production of the searches, the Cheshire Brine Subsidence Compensation Board had previously provided the requisite data to the Coal Authority.

The Cheshire Brine Subsidence Compensation Board and Groundsure have been updating the content of the ‘Cheshire Brine Search’ to include additional information in a new and improved layout.  This new report has been renamed as the ‘Cheshire Salt Search’ and from the 1st of June will be available from Groundsure and its search provider partners.

Individual CON29M (now part of Groundsure and The Coal Authority’s  Enviro All-in-One report) and Cheshire Salt Search reports are rarely required for the same property. The Cheshire Brine Compensation District and coalfield areas are distinctly separate, apart from a very small overlap area.

Customers purchasing a Cheshire Salt Search report in the Cheshire Brine Compensation District will not necessarily need to purchase a CON29M report unless they are located in this salt/coal overlap area. The overlap area is approximately 18.2km² and only holds approximately 259 postcodes, meaning that the number of potential transactions in this region is extremely small.


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Dan Montagnani, Managing Director, Groundsure says “The enhanced Cheshire Salt Search remains a critical part of the conveyancing due diligence process and Groundsure is proud to have been selected by the Cheshire Brine Subsidence Compensation Board to bring this solution to market. The new Cheshire Salt Search has simple and clear navigation synonymous with new style of Groundsure searches. Customers purchasing the Avista, Homebuyers Plus reports as well as the Enviro All-in-One (produced jointly by Groundsure and The Coal Authority) will benefit from an alert system in this report advising that a property is within the Cheshire Compensation District and therefore requires a Cheshire Salt Search.”

Rebecca Paul, Chief Office, Cheshire Brine Subsidence Compensation Board says “The new Cheshire Salt Search has been developing over the last two years through discussions with the local Law Society members to reflect the principal queries raised during the conveyance process in Cheshire.  Our new report has been expanded to include the existing five brine related questions as well seven additional questions commonly raised with regard to the salt extraction in Cheshire, bringing greater clarity of the salt setting to the end user.  We are delighted that our new report is being supplied by Groundsure, one of the market leaders in data intelligence”.

This article was submitted to be published by Groundsure as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Conveyancer. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Conveyancer.


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