23 Jan

More homes at risk from weather damage, survey reveals

More homes at risk from weather damage, survey reveals

Bad weather poses an increasing risk to British homes, according to one of the UK's leading home insurance providers.

A new study from Abbey Home Insurance has found that over the last five year 11 per cent of UK homes have suffered damage.

Of these the majority of the homes needed repairs to roofs and gardens, although 25 per cent had sustained damage in the interior of the home.

The average payout meanwhile to amend the problem stands at £2,699, the study showed.

Commenting on the findings, Lloyd Wilson, head of Abbey Home Insurance product development, said: "Bad weather damage is a costly inconvenience and for some people, especially in flood areas, it is becoming a yearly nightmare.

"Our research shows that the risk of damage to our homes is an ever-increasing reality and we need to be prepared for it."

He added: "The British weather is highly unpredictable but we can all ensure that should the worst happen we are correctly insured by having the right insurance."

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