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Surface Water Management: Written statement – HCWS368

Unda share the observations and concerns as described in this Parliamentary statement on the 19th December 2017. Surface Water Management: Written statement – HCWS368 Authored by Dr Coffey   Following the National Flood Resilience Review we are better prepared...


Declaring past flooding when selling a property

The recent articles (Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph) and their obvious challenges that people have when buying and selling residential and commercial properties, speaks to risks on many levels and buyer beware cannot be over emphasised. It also emphasises the...


“Traffic light” flood risk warnings for home buyers says ABI

‘House-hunters’ should be given traffic light-style warnings to show a home’s flood risk, the Association of British Insurers say. We can understand the motivation of insurers to seek this level of determination.  Most people who think of flood damage...


Better understand flood risk prior to property purchase

Before investing in a site or potential development it is crucial to understand the implications of flood risk – in terms of planning, the viability of your proposed development, and how insurance may effect resale.  Flood risk information – in...


Flood Re delayed update: How does it affect tenants / rent?

As we know, the long anticipated not-for-profit scheme which was agreed between the Government and the insurance industry back in June 2013 has been delayed until April 2016. The reason sighted for the launch push back was the scale...


Flood Re insurance for flood risk delayed until April 2016

For all home owners which are at a high risk of flooding and therefore unable to buy affordable home insurance cover, the launch of the Governments Flood Re insurance scheme was to be a welcome relief this summer 2015....


An Englishman’s home is his castle? Provided it’s not under water.

Tougher planning controls are needed if flood insurance is to remain widely available for new homes the ABI (Association of British Insurers) said today (14 February). Of the three million new homes the Government plan to be built by...


Flood Re – the benefits and the shortfalls

Unda’s view on Flood Re In 2011, the industry formally recommended Flood Re as a long-term flood insurance solution in the UK and after lengthy negotiations an outline agreement between the Government and the insurance industry was reached in...



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