It is worth knowing if you live in a flood risk area in order to make an informed decision about flood risk home insurance and how much cover you need. You can find this information free and instantly online, by entering your property’s postcode into the Government’s flood risk assessment page.
A full flood risk assessment is only worth paying for if you are thinking of developing your property. If you are entering a planning application for your property and live in a flood risk zone, you need to complete a flood risk assessment as part of your application. These kinds of assessments explore the probability of a flood at a specific location, the possible causes of floods in the area and advice on managing flood risk.