Quar­ter of houses at risk from floods

Yorkshire Post - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

NEW warn­ings have been is­sued about prop­er­ties that could be unin­sur­able and un-mort­gage­able due to risk of flood­ing.

This fol­lows a re­port from a group of MPS into the state of Bri­tain’s flood de­fences.

One-quar­ter of prop­er­ties in the UK are at risk of flood­ing and the As­so­ci­a­tion of Bri­tish In­sur­ers warned that up to 200,000 homes will face in­sur­ance prob­lems.

It said that Bos­ton, Skeg­ness and the Vale of Cl­wyd were most at risk, fol­lowed by Folke­stone and Hythe, Wind­sor and Run­nymede, and Wey­bridge.

The ABI also re­peated warn­ings that a pact with the Depart­ment for En­vi­ron­ment Food and Ru­ral Af­fairs will end next year – which will start to af­fect home own­ers from the end of June.

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