Loss adjuster blames marketwide downturn in subsidence claims

Cunningham Lindsey is slashing up to 59 jobs as it slims down its subsidence teams in response to a market wide downturn.

From 1 October, the loss adjuster will expand the use remote working into the day-to-day management of subsidence work.

This will reduce the need for regional administrative support and means that 50 subsidence administration staff and 9 technical staff are at risk of redundancy.

Director of Project Managed Services for Cunningham Lindsey Geoff Ball

said: "This restructure is something we had originally planned to phase into the business over the next five years. It has been brought forward in the face of some very tough market conditions, which show little sign of improvement. We are around 20% down on projected subsidence claims numbers for this year, mainly due to generally wetter weather conditions and a reduction in claims prompted by pre-sale property surveys. The introduction of remote working will ensure that we continue to be competitive whilst maintaining our strong reputation for delivering technical excellence and high service standards in the subsidence sector."

The subsidence field adjusters will be supported through 4 established regional centres, located in Leeds, Maidstone, Solent and Wolverhampton, with specialist subsidence teams based in the Glasgow and Cardiff service centres. All offices in Cunningham Lindsey's regional network remain fully operational and will assist in channelling all subsidence work through to the appointed regional centres.