At Flood Protection Solutions Ltd, we are passionate about raising awareness of flood risk, and helping reduce the risk. If you haven’t already, we highly recommend watching our documentary on the Real Impact of Being Flooded here> Video
We were recently featured in Property Investor Today, discussing how to minimise flood risk when investing in property.
Understanding the flood risk of a property is the first step to managing that risk and being prepared for what the future holds.
Around 5.2 million homes in England, or one in six properties, are at risk from flooding.
Being flooded is a horrible, traumatic experience. Filthy brown water devastates the ground floor of your home, contaminating everything in its path and creating huge upheaval, expense and stress.
Despite this, a YouGov Survey for Know Your Flood Risk found that 67% of residents and homeowners do not know their flood risk.
For the majority of us, our homes will be the most expensive purchase we will ever make, and so due diligence on flood risk is vital. Would you buy a second-hand car that has no MOT or service history?
Depending upon the due-diligence reporting that you obtain for a property, a risk from flooding may be identified. This is no reason to cause instant alarm, it is simply an indication that further understanding is required to define any risk that may exist.
Predictive modelling of various sources of flooding is now widely available. During the early 2000s flood modelling was only available to the public for river and sea flooding.
Read The Full Article at Here at > Property Investor Today