Definition of 'subsidence'
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Insurers and lenders are cautious of homes where trees are likely to cause subsidence or other damage. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Prior subsidence claims can make insurance difficult to get. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And nowhere is where you are going if you become entangled in a subsidence insurance claim. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The building had some problems with subsidence so it was difficult to sell. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It paid for a report from a chartered surveyor who concluded that the cracks were not caused by subsidence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One of the main causes of subsidence is planting trees too close to the home in an area of clay soils. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Those who have been affected by mining subsidence over the past century or so will wonder what the fuss is all about. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As the ground dried out, thousands of homes on clay foundations suffered subsidence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Innovation does well in all extreme weathers, because dry spells prompt claims for subsidence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We've had problems with subsidence from the dig. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You should provide details of what caused the subsidence, how the problem was remedied and what happened subsequently. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I am not surprised your excess increased as insurers commonly bump it up once a claim for subsidence is made. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In my case I have a minor subsidence claim against my insurer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If anybody is buying a house around here, the first thing they do is have a survey to see if there is mining subsidence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)After destroying our fields and homes with spoil heaps and mining subsidence, they are now happy to do it in the name of fracking. The Sun (2013)In 2003, we claimed for suspected subsidence as a crack had appeared in a wall. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He says: 'I was aware that the house had previously suffered from subsidence and that it had been underpinned. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I reported it to my insurer, and the survey found subsidence caused by a 7ft tree nearby. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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