Coal Mining

The Coal Mining reports which put your client’s needs first.

Around one third of properties in the UK are on the Coal Field. Coal Mining features can cause subsidence damage to a property and can also have a significant impact on its value and potential saleability.

New mine entries are being discovered each year, and in line with the Law Society guidance, it is expected that conveyancing solicitors obtain a CON29M search when advising on land or property transactions in Coal Mining areas to fully understand the risks and ensure that their clients are advised accordingly. In addition to this, where a mortgage is to be obtained to finance the purchase, the lender may require the solicitor to conduct a coal mining search, and in some cases provide the results, so a CON29M search is always advised.

FCI’s innovative range of Official CON29M searches combine expert risk interpretation with AA- rated Triple-Tier insurance protection.

Both reports include a robust manually assessed Mine Entry Interpretive Report (MEIR) and a specially tailored accessible report layout designed to offer all transactional stakeholders the context and guidance to make the very best use of the search, whether they be the conveyancing solicitor, the purchaser, vendor, surveyor, valuer or lender.

Find out more about our new CON29M range below.


The new CON29M module is available as two report options:

FCI  Official CON29M is a dedicated coal mining search, fully licensed by the Law Society. It offers a fresh approach to Coal Mining Searches, offering dynamic consumer advice and introducing innovative new insurance features which offer unique protection and peace of mind for all stakeholders, not available anywhere else.

FCI Premium Plus CON29M is a variation of our best-selling FCI Premium Residential report, combining the CON29M module with an assessment of the core Environmental risks including Contaminated Land and Radon, Air Quality, Flood Risk, Ground Stability and Energy & Infrastructure, all in one clear and concise report. Complete with triple tier insurance protection.

View a sample or product card for each CON29M report, below.

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Our suite of CON29M reports

Training & Events


WEBINAR: CON29M. Creating a New Standard. 25th March 11am: Join us to understand how FCI is delivering added value, peace of mind, time savings, and both reputational and financial protection to the conveyancing community, helping to raise the bar for Official Coal and All-Risks Environmental Search reports, at no extra cost to the consumer.

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Penny Andrews is a Chartered Environmental Surveyor and a Chartered Environmentalist. She is highly experienced in producing environmental risk and impact assessments for due diligence, residential and commercial property transactions. During her professional career she has served at RICS Faculty Board level, acted as an APC Mentor, a Board member of the Society for the Environment, and an assessor for professional membership applications. Penny has also been heavily involved in developing and auditing automated environmental risk assessment methodologies across the industry.

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To take advantage of a trial free order of your first environmental report, please complete the enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We will need to take more details of the property or site and ask some more questions about your firm and the transaction.

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