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A steady flow of flood due diligence

Angela Gordon Lennox reviews the benefits of thorough flood risk search reports for both conveyancing solicitors and their clients

22 December 2015

Looking back over the past year, not a month went by when there wasn't a report of flooding or the risk of flooding
in an area of the UK.

Earlier in the year, we saw flood warnings issued around the UK's coastal regions for fear of tidal surges following the highest spring tides in 20 years. As we move towards Christmas, we have seen floods occurring across Wales, and with particular severity in Cumbria after persistent
rain brought flash flooding to several towns.

What is clear is that flooding can occur
at any time and in any location. A common misconception is that flooding is only an issue
if a property happens to be near to a water source, such as the sea or a river, or is located on low-lying ground. This isn't the case.

Flood risk

There are in fact six different classifications
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