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Will summer of 2019 bring us another surge of subsidence claims? Is your home at risk?

Summer of 2018 saw a 300 per cent increase in the number of subsidence claims reported.

During the summer months, when the weather is commonly dryer, roots of vegetation are at their peak and their small, fibrous roots go on the search for water. It is actually these small deceiving roots that abstract any available moisture, which can result in the soil on which your property is founded to constrict and shrink.

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Is your property surrounded by vegetation? Have you noticed cracking that opens during the summer but closes over winter? If you have, take a look at our article Is my property suffering from subsidence? to find out more.

At Lyons Davidson Solicitors, we have a team of specialist lawyers who work predominantly in the area of subsidence. We have experience in all aspects of the claim from identifying the subsidence, mitigation with third parties and pursuing them for repair costs. If you think we may be able to assist with your subsidence claim or any other issues raised in this article, please contact Karen Maher, Partner in our Property Disputes team, by emailing [email protected] or calling 0117 904 5779.