Claims for subsidence damage are made to the Authority in respect of coal mining subsidence damage under the framework of the Coal Mining Subsidence Act 1991.
Such damage may be typified by structural damage to properties or damage to land, and might begin with problems such as cracked plaster and sticking doors. Depending on where you live, responsibility for dealing with your claim rests either with a mining company, or the Coal Authority.
How Do I Make A Claim?
When you first notice damage, or reason to believe it has occurred, you should make a claim by completeing a Damage Notice form which should then be issued to the mine owner
Your home will normally be inspected by the mine owner within a short time of your claim being received. If further damage occurs at any time, whether or not a claim has been settled, you should inform the mine owner as soon as possible. You will then be sent a further claim form which should also be completed as soon as possible.