Subsidence claims fears follow protracted dry spell

A surge in subsidence claims is looking increasingly likely after a dry winter and summer, but experts say the scale will not be known until up to a year later.

Temperature rises and scarce rainfall can be key contributors to subsidence, and dry British weather over the past year has made the risk of a claims surge acute.

A massive surge in claims occurred in 2003 but Jane Milne, head of household and property at the Association of British Insurers, said it was hard to predict what the scale would

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