Put location intelligence in to your environmental search with a Ground Stability report.

This search report screens for potential ground instability – whether from natural or man-made hazards, or previous mineral extraction within the vicinity of your client’s potential property purchase.

Why this report?

  • Quickly identifies natural and man-made ground stability hazards

  • Utilises Groundsure’s unique databases on historic underground and surface ground workings

This report provides essential information on the industrial and mining history in the vicinity, including coal, together with natural geology using the latest British Geological Survey (BGS) datasets to provide a comprehensive overview.

Subsidence can be a serious issue for homebuyers, with clay soils alone implicated in £3bn insurance claims over the last 10 years. Climate change is having an undeniable impact on soil conditions which can cause landslides, fissures and shrinkage, all of which can impact the foundations of your client’s property.

Subsidence could seriously impact on the insurability of the property in the future; we recommend that a Ground Stability search is undertaken ahead of the purchase. It’s the smart, simple way to be certain.

What does it cover?

  • Identifies historical and current surface and underground workings from mining activities including infilled land
  • Identifies historic mining activity such as coal, tin, clay, brine and gypsum extraction
  • Current and historic landfill sites
  • Natural ground subsidence potential and guidance
  • The latest BGS 1:50,000 scale geology datasets including artificial deposits, bedrock and borehole records


*Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance (any one claim). Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers / tenants and their advisers. Please refer to Groundsure terms & conditions.

How do I order a report?

If you already have a Groundsure account you will need to log in using your user name and password and select the product(s) you require. If you do not have a Groundsure account, one must be set up, even for single pay as you go orders. This can be done using the create an account function.

What does 'Order in Progress' mean?

Order in progress is a status we assign when your report or data is being produced. You will receive your product within the defined turnaround time. If you order states “with Groundsure”, this is because you have submitted your order with a site plan and we are working on digitising your site boundary, or because the site drawn exceeds our standard pricing options. Orders will be placed within 24 hours, and a member of the team will be in contact if we require further information. If you order states “On Hold”, this is because one of our environmental consultants has raised a query with your order. This query will have been emailed to you.

How do I download a report?

All reports will be delivered by email to the designated email address. If necessary, you are also able to include an additional email address before placing your order. However, if the file is too big for email, a download link will be emailed to you. Alternatively, you can download any report from your Order History.

How do I cancel a report?

Cancelling an order ‘in progress’ can be dealt with via your Groundsure account. If the order you wish to cancel is already complete, please contact us and the team will advise you on our cancellation policy.