Clients will be glad they have cover when they read of all the weather related claims faced by insurers. The Association of British Insurers reports that there were 467,000 weather related claims in December. Property claims accounted for 190,000 of these; costing £900m. Inevitably, burst pipes were a major contributor to the bill.

This news comes on the heels of the recent announcement from major insurer RSA (reported in this blog a few weeks ago) that weather related claims in November and December were £142m higher than normal.

It is good to have insurance but it is even better to avoid damage to your property by taking sensible steps to protect it from the effects of the weather. Remember to check your policy to make sure you are complying with your insurer’s requirements and if you would like a competitive quotation for property insurance contact