A new agreement yet to be reached over cover to flood-risk homes, could leave homeowners without flood insurance the Local Government Association has warned.
Representing more than 350 councils in England and Wales, the LGA, has said today that an arrangement between the Government and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) which provides flood cover, expires next June.
They said people in areas including Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire, have been refused or priced out of home insurance, because of flood risk.
It's feared that the longer Government and industry stall on a new deal, the more households are likely to be denied cover.
Leaving them exposed to the risk of losing their homes in the event of flooding.
The extreme weather we have seen over the past few weeks is a stark reminder of the importance of flood insurance.
However the ABI said that it was wrong for the LGA to claim insurers could leave their customers in limbo on flood cover.