Storm Angus leads to soaring buy-to-let claims

Jessica Nangle

December 1, 2016

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Landlord insurance claims rose by 40% in the wake of Storm Angus, data released by Simple Landlords reveals.

Simple Landlords reported a surge of calls from landlords whose investment properties were damaged by the storm.

Dave Walker, claims manager at Simple Landlords, said: “The first storm of the season serves as a reminder to all landlords to make sure their property is well maintained as we head into winter.”

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Angus hit last Sunday with winds of 97 mph recorded across Southern England, leading to a 672% increase in claims for weather related damage.

Simply Landlords received a 25% spike in calls last week following the adverse weather and Walker emphasises how 2015 also saw similar statistics.

Walker added: “Last year the cumulative effects of heavy winds and rain took their toll and claims rose in severity towards the end of the season.”

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