Buying a Property in a Flood Risk Area | Flood Protection Solutions

Posted 19. 06. 2019

For most of us, buying a house will be the most expensive purchase we ever make, and therefore pre-purchase due diligence is vital.

If your solicitor has conducted a flood search which has shown a risk, you are now able quantify that risk and obtain further advice. This is a very popular service and we highly recommend discussing your prospective purchase with our flood-risk engineers.

We have recently worked with numerous clients where we have conducted a Topographic Survey of the site, comparing these levels with modelled data and flood risk to better determine what the flood risk is.

By conducting this due diligence, you can complete the property purchase with your eyes wide open, knowing the risk (if any), and of course, how to better protect the property should the worst happen. Our engineers can also provide estimates for any mitigation methods if advised.

Over 5 million properties in the U.K are deemed to be at risk of flooding, and whether commercial or residential, we highly advise obtaining expert advice at the time of purchase. There are various types of flooding including: surface water, river, groundwater, sewer and tidal.

If a property is flooded, it may impact on the value and insurance cover may be harder to obtain.

Our team are highly experienced, and we work with leading flood consultants and Civil Engineers to provide the best advice currently available. We may undertake site walkovers where required to facilitate the work, as well as the use of the most up to date flood risk mapping data through our comprehensive GIS system.

Please do note hesitate to contact us if you require any assistance.

If you are looking to build or develop within a flood risk area, you may require a Flood Risk Assessment. Please contact us to discuss further.

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