2,392 storm claims received in first quarter of 2018
Last year, Lloyds Bank Home Insurance received 5,071 claims for storm damage. Almost half (2,389) of these were registered in the first quarter of the year, when Storm Doris was sweeping across the nation.
Another battering of storms2 at the start of 2018 sparked a rapid rise in claims, (1,441), swiftly succeeded by a second surge during the ‘Beast from the East’ (739 storm claims, March 2018).
Although the scorching summer provided a period of calmer weather, (514 claims for storm damage between May-July 2018) winter is fast approaching.
Tim Downes, Senior Claims Manager, Lloyds Bank Home Insurance, said: “Winter may be the last thing many people want to think about after the nation has basked in a long, hot summer.
“However, taking some time out now to inspect your home and carry out some essential home maintenance can save unnecessary hassle and expense further down the line when the temperatures drop.
“Finding a reputable tradesman to carry out checks for you is also a good idea. They will have the skills, knowledge and experience to do a thorough examination of your property and carry out any repairs.”
Lloyds Bank Home Insurance is urging homeowners to carry out a health check to ensure their property is properly prepared for winter: