Friday, 23 November 2012

Floods put UK property at risk

It has been raining a great deal all over the UK in the last few days and the rivers are bursting their banks again. I have just received the November/December ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) Agreement magazine.

Turning to page 6 there is an article "Floods put UK property at risk" the article reports on recent flooding in Weston-super-Mare - "The flood warning system is not infalliable and despite the efforts of the Envrionment Agency and the MET office there was no adequate warning and the unexpected bad weather struck with severe consequences for local business owners"  Ian Paton a partner of Cluttons, project and building consultancy division added several comments including "If properties are not individually assessed for their own flood defences, we will see people and businesesses struggling to protect themselves against the devastating effects of flooding".

During the course of the last 24 hours there numerous flood warnings and alerts and features on radio and TV. Yesterday's Radio 5 Live, Drive programme had an interview by Peter Allen with  Mary Dhonau a a flood consultant and a victim of flooding herself.

The flood problem is not getting any easier and what is worse so many people are now finding it harder and harder to get insurance, or insurance that do not have sky high premiums and excess levels. At the jml Property Insurance website we have created a special feature on flood insurance (Details here) with features and information on flood defence products. One of the specialist advertisers is TR Youngs (Allstyles) Insurance Brokers. Their specialist department is headed by a long established broker, Neil Cook.

If you are experiencing problems trying to get insurance cover make contact with Neil Cook at TR Youngs using this enquiry form here.

Meanwhile many parts of the country are experiencing a lot of sunshine today, but for how long?

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