Storm repair costs soar according to National Homebuyers
Many people may be facing financial difficulties as a result of the storms which battered large parts of the UK this week.
[UKPRwire, Thu Mar 20 2008] The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has published some figures, showing how much it costs to repair specific damage caused by high winds and driving rain.
Winds hit speeds of around 80mph in some places and this inevitably led to damage to roof tiles, walls, fences and trees.
Andrew Thompson from Rics said that people living in certain areas will have to pay more for repairs, potentially leading to financial difficulties.
"Building costs in Greater London are about 14 percent above the national average," he commented.
"Prices also vary across the capital - you tend to find that prices rise the further into town you go so building works in the London postal districts are about eight percent higher than in outer London.
"In terms of repairing a roof, you might be only looking at adding £100 to your bill, but for more costly repairs location is a bigger factor," continued Mr Thompson.
Julian King of National Homebuyers comments, "Homeowners with sale or financial difficuties because of storm damage can seek solace in that National Homebuyers guarantees to make an offer on any property, regardless of its condition or location.
"We have spoken to many people whose properties have become unsaleable on the open market because of either storm damage or because the content of their Hips pack is deterring potential buyers".
Mr King is a director of the UK's leading fast property buying company. National Homebuyers offer a series of solutions for people who want a quick property sale, regardless of the property's condition or the vendors need for a sale.