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A flood of issues to consider when buying property

Before buying a property, it is essential to conduct thorough research on the area’s history of flooding.

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This can be done by checking with local councils to see if the property is situated in a flood-prone zone or if it has ever been affected by flooding in the past. It is also advisable to check with other residents in the area as to the likelihood and severity of this happening.


It is equally important to consider the type of flooding that may occur in the area. Some regions are more prone to river or coastal flooding, while others may be at risk of flash floods caused by heavy rainfall. Understanding the type of flooding that may affect a property can help in making informed decisions about its suitability.



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Overall, being aware of flooding issues is crucial when buying a house. By doing thorough research and seeking professional advice, buyers can make informed decisions about the suitability and potential risks of a property before making a purchase. If you are looking to buy or sell a property and are wanting more information on this or any other legal issues you can contact Kemp Barristers & Solicitors at info@kempsolicitors.co.nz or 09 412-6000.

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