About CoalSearchPlus+

Service providers to the conveyancing industry for over 45 years
420,000+ coal mining reports produced
Account facilities for volume users
Discounts for volume users
£2M of indemnity insurance

Value for money, friendly, personal, expert service

CoalSearchPlus+ is a trading name of David Bellis Consulting Surveyors Ltd and was introduced in 2005 to provide an online ordering service for the provision of coal mining reports to the conveyancing industry however the history of the company and its services stretches back over 45 years.

David Bellis Consulting Surveyors was formed in 1972 when Mike Bellis, a former Estates Manager and Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years experience at the Coal Board, moved into independent practice. Mike used his wealth of experience in dealing with mining subsidence legislation and the settlement of claims made under that legislation at the Coal Board in order to provide support to individuals and companies requiring independent mining surveying expertise. Over a period of time it became clear that there was a need for a simple mining report that could be used in property transactions in order to minimise the risk for purchasers of property in coal mining areas. This was the forerunner of the current CoalSearchPlus+ report. The CoalSearchPlus+ report answers all the questions required to be answered in regulated coal reports for property transactions in coal mining areas.

In 2000 ownership of David Bellis Consulting Surveyors passed to Mike Peace. At that time Mike had been an Associate in the Practice for 12 years and was ideally place to give continuity to the practice while Mike Bellis moved into semi-retirement. Mike Peace holds an honours degree in Geology awarded by Birmingham University, a Post graduate Diploma in Property Valuation and is a Fellow of the Geological Society. His 17 years of mining related surveying experience, linked with academic and practical geological skills, give expert foundations for the CoalSearchPlus+ service.

Over the past 45 years David Bellis Consulting Surveyors have established a reputation as an independent source of mining expertise and in 2010 the business was incorporated to become David Bellis Consulting Surveyors Ltd. Over 420,000 mining reports have been produced and have been supplied to many hundreds of individuals, solicitors and conveyancing professionals in locations around the UK. Additionally support has been given to many individuals and insurance companies in their pursuance of mining related subsidence claims.

The CoalSearchPlus+ service builds on David Bellis Consulting Surveyors Ltd. reputation for flexible, friendly and informed coal mining information by providing online ordering services and the facility to deliver reports in an electronic format.
All our reports carry indemnity insurance cover of £2M. We are associate members of the Council of Property Search Organisations (COPSO), the leading trade association for property search companies, and adhere to the COPSO codes of practice. We look forward to doing business with you. Please contact us for further information.