Unfortunately they translate an area into a post code. It is quite common for a property to be in a post code deemed as high flood risk, and hence paying much increased premiums, whilst actually being on higher ground with a much lower or no risk.
Because their computer algorithms are normally based on post codes only, insurance companies are often not able to distinguish between at risk and safe properties. However at Fairweather we have the authority to assess properties individually, and if they are not high risk, we can arrange full insurance for much reduced premiums.
Previous flood claim
If you have had a flood claim, you may still be able to get competitive flood risk insurance for specific reasons:
- If the flood was a very unusual event – such as the Boscastle flood of 2004
- If you have taken specific precautions to protect your property – for example see the advice given by the Environment Agency.
So if your property is deemed to be in a high flood risk area, but you believe is on higher ground than the properties really at risk, then do get in touch with the insurance experts at Fairweather.