Flooding Problem

pearcefield-av

#1

Hello, I wonder if there was history of flooding happened in Forest Hill SE23 3EU


#2

Many years ago the rain was so heavy that drains in Stanstead Road popped open.

I understand that Thames Water has installed an additional surface water sewer since then.


#3

Did it come up in the searches for a property?


#4

FYI SE23 3EU is Pearcefield Avenue


#5

I lived round the corner for 16 years and never saw flooding there. However, have a look at The Environment Agency website and they have a postcode flood checker. It saved us a fortune when our insurer decided we lived in a flood risk area, we don’t.


#6

Thanks everyone.

Yeah, while the flood-map-for-planning website does not the risk of flooding. Unfortunately, it is high risk from surface water flooding :frowning_face:

I’ll get some insurance quotes later.


#7

I would knock on some doors locally and ask if they have had flood issues.


#8

Not sure insurers would take that into account. It’s a numbers game, not common sense :frowning:


#9

Mine did when I asked them if they were insuring by postcode or my house. I also pointed out that flooding doesn’t tend to happen much on a hill. The insurer then requoted at a much more realistic level. It was that or go elsewhere where the insurer looked at my exact location and not just the borough.


#10

I’m really glad that you ‘won’ in this case.

I’ve heard that postcode excuse too when challenging insurers as to why the premium had jumped up upon renewal. Generally I find quoting premiums found from those meerkat based sites usually makes for a good discount, and if it doesn’t I’m happy to follow through and change insurer even thought it annoys me to have to do so every few years.


#11

Many years ago Ladywell Rec used to flood and adjoining houses got flooded. A have a friend who can remember seeing a policeman rowing a boat along Bromley Road! The GLC (abolished many years ago) installed a flood-prevention scheme through the Rec, which should prevent this happening again.

I cannot see how you could get anything other than localised flooding in a valley on a slope. I mean where roads slope into a valley and the drains cannot cope with the rainfall.