Recent Damage to Stately Home Not Caused by Mining Subsidence

Recent Damage to Stately Home Not Caused by Mining Subsidence There is a legal right to compensation if your property suffers from subsidence due to coal mining operations – however, it can be hard to establish cause and effect and that was certainly so in one case in which the owners of one of the UK’s grandest stately homes sought over £100 million from the Coal Authority (CA). The listed house, which was bigger than Buckingham Palace, was built largely on the immense profits from coal mining during the industrial revolution. Mining in the area had long since ceased but the property’s owners argued that disused mine shafts were responsible…