As a result of climate change, there’s growing concern about flood risk for property owners in England and Wales.

On 31 January 2020, we updated our flood risk practice note with the latest on the prevalence of flood risk, insurance for both residential and commercial properties, and related changes to the Conveyancing Protocol.

The practice note provides general information in relation to flood searches and other means of investigation. It aims to:

  • help solicitors protect clients from flood risk
  • provide information for solicitors acting for those looking to buy property in flood-prone areas.