With all the strong storms and extreme weather conditions recently as can be seen from the photo this can lead to heavy consequences where peoples houses are concerned. It is extremely important when purchasing your new home that you ask your conveyancer to commission an environmental search to check for flooding in the area where the house you want to purchase is situated. If you don’t then this can not only give you a shock when you come to pay your home insurance, which is likely to be higher in flood risk areas but could ultimately lead to substantial damage and upheaval in the event of a flood!