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Flood insurance for hillside properties - the issues

Devon property with no flood risk was refused flood insurance

Recent news of a hillside home in picturesque Salcombe, on the Kingsbridge estuary in Devon, has once again raised the issue of flood insurance in the UK.

The story concerned a property owner whose elegant home stands halfway up a lush, tree-clad hillside overlooking the sea. Standing several tens of metres above sea level, it shares the location with several other attractive residential properties.