Flooding affects land and property values, investment and planning decisions, and the nature of property development, refurbishment and protection schemes. Research also underlines its considerable psycho-social impacts, pointing to the importance of the surveyor’s professional knowledge and softer skills in dealing with severe flooding.
Flooding or the risk of flooding should be reported in an appropriate way at the appropriate time, such as during mortgage valuations and surveys.
isurv section: Flood remediation
isurv feature: Flooding: soft skills and flood repair – After the flood
isurv feature: Flooding: UK's first amphibious house – Rise of the new
Professional statement: Home survey standard
Research: What is the impact of flooding on property values? (RICS)