Insurer Increases York Resident’s Bills By 950% – Even Though His House Didn’t Flood At All



By Mike Laycock in The Press.

Investigation are to be launched amid fears York householders could face huge insurance rises following the recent floods, after one company raised bills by almost 1,000 per cent – for an address that had not even flooded.

York Central MP and City of York Council executive member Andrew Waller both say they plan to investigate, and Ms Maskell said she feared other insurers may also try to impose crippling increases.

They both spoke out after a resident of Carnot Street off Leeman Road was told his monthly premiums were to rise from £34 to £357, even though his home had been protected by flood defences.

Alex Willmott, an author and former journalist, was also told by his insurer, HomeProtect, that he would face a £25,000 flood excess in the event of his home being flooded in future. They said it was now classified as being at a higher risk of flooding, following the ‘introduction of new information predicting the risk of ground water and flash flooding.’


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