10 Nov

Homebuyers to look for weather-proof properties

Homebuyers to look for weather-proof properties

Homebuyers could be inclined to look for weather-proof properties for sale in the UK after it was suggested that severe conditions are likely to damage houses.

Confused.com has issued advice to homeowners in order to prepare themselves for bad weather over the winter months.

Head of home insurance at the company Gareth Kloet said that severe weather can cause "massive damage to homes" - a warning that could encourage homebuyers to look for a more solid property.

Areas to pay particular attention to that were pointed out were to check whether there is a good drainage system and if the nearby ground is damp.

Mr Kloet said that people who have already bought properties for sale should take out home insurance, as this is the "best way to minimise the impact of any costs incurred" as a result of a flood.

Property buyers could listen to Mr Kloet's comments, after the Co-operative Financial Services, together with Shelter, revealed that one-fifth of households in the UK are not insured. ADNFCR-1222-ID-800228471-ADNFCR

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