There are lots of things to think about when you buy property or land and the risk of flooding is one of these. It is important to think about whether you are happy to live in a flood risk area and what mitigating factors you might be able to use to help prevent too much damage from occurring to your property. There are a number of surveys that can be undertaken to assess whether flooding could be an issue and you can then look at what the potential impact might be.
In some cases areas that regularly flood can see a degradation in the quality of the land and Land Remediation Services might be needed. Once the land has been assessed an action plan can be put together to look at ways in which the soil quality can be improved. This might not be too much of an issue if you are looking to use the land to build a home, although there are a number of chemicals and substances that can be found in the soil that should be removed in order for it to be safe for people to live in the area.
Living in a high risk flood area will also have an impact on your home insurance and you may need to take additional flood insurance to ensure that you are covered in the event of any damage occurring.