Anyone else had to move out of their home?

Hi,
Just wondered how others are getting on in this situation? We are in a rented flat whilst our house is sorted.

Insurance co have been great. Floors have been taken up and plaster board taken off up to waist height. Big industrial dryers on 24/7 so just waiting for it to dry out now. Don't know how long that will take or how long it will take to put right once dry.

House is over 200 years old and never flooded, not in flood risk area - was just sheer amount of rain that day. Such a shock but kind of getting used to not living there now!
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  • HawthornHawthorn Forumite
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    Hiya,

    We've had to move out. They've told us six to nine months before we can move back in. I think it depends on what your house is built of, and what style it is, from what the loss adjuster was saying.
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  • Had to move out to rented accommodation....family pet dog has to live with relative...Draycott Ward visited for two days and did not strip out properly...fed up with contractors running up my electricity account during the weeks that have passed since 20 July 2007....

    Thames Water and the Environment Agency will not meet the residents...but thank heavens for the Fire Brigade...at least they came when there were needed!

    And has anyone else got an employer who thinks that one call to the insurance company...you're insured...hand over the keys to your insurance company/builders...move to temporary accommodation...is stress free and working life will be 'normal'?:confused:
  • apples1apples1 Forumite
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    aquarius09 wrote: »
    And has anyone else got an employer who thinks that one call to the insurance company...you're insured...hand over the keys to your insurance company/builders...move to temporary accommodation...is stress free and working life will be 'normal'?:confused:

    Thats exactly what I've done (well ok a few calls to insurance co in the first week but other than that..) handed over keys, moved out and letting them get on with it. They even send me money without question and without me asking for it and more than I've so far spent out so have not been out of pocket at all. I am not an employee but my working life (other than the week of the flood) has been normal. I have to say though that I think our insurance co seem to be the exception rather than the norm.
    MTC NMP Membership #62 - made it back to size 12 after my children & I'm staying here!
  • xqbgalxqbgal Forumite
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    aquarius09 wrote: »
    Had to move out to rented accommodation....family pet dog has to live with relative...Draycott Ward visited for two days and did not strip out properly...fed up with contractors running up my electricity account during the weeks that have passed since 20 July 2007....

    Thames Water and the Environment Agency will not meet the residents...but thank heavens for the Fire Brigade...at least they came when there were needed!

    And has anyone else got an employer who thinks that one call to the insurance company...you're insured...hand over the keys to your insurance company/builders...move to temporary accommodation...is stress free and working life will be 'normal'?:confused:

    Hi We have been told by the loss adjuster that we can claim for the extra electricity used by dehumidifiers and fans which have been on 24/7 since it happened. Hopefully we will be dry by the end of next week and restoration work can begin!!! Roll on Christmas and normal life
  • featerfeater Forumite
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    I have been in alternative accomodation for just over a month now. Flooding was in August.. Stripping out hasn't even started yet.. Keep being told to obtain quotes for this but they haven't confirmed what is actually going to be replaced, ripped out etc so I'm can't get quotes. De humidifier (yes, just the one!) was in for about 3 weeks while I was still there so wasn't on all the time and was taken away again..Can't see myself being home till after March next year at this rate!

    As for employer.. funny at first (think they thought is was a puddle of water) but when realised that everything was being ripped out and all the personal things that were lost, they were very good and told me to take as much time as I needed.
  • Unfortunatly I am a builder that travels 2 hours to reach houses that were flooded and I now from experience that its devastating, my main concern is about the amount of money thats being spent on propertys. From experience ive been in certain houses and they have been complete tips, hollow core internal doors flat pack focus kitchens cheapest of the cheapest floor coverings and tiles. But when it comes to reinstate everything thats been damaged they expect the best I thought it should be like for like. I am disgusted at this, then you have people MOANING " that man there is having a fag , or that man there is having a tea break " I have had 1 cup of tea in all the houses I have worked on, it doesnt take a lot to make these men feel happy, please and thank you go a long way. So stop moaning get the tea and toaste on the you may get your work done quicker
  • Still in temporary accommodation .........so much for 6 months.....that was up Feb 2008.

    The insurance company still believe their contractors know what they are doing.........so why can't they follow the drawing for the Kitchen and put it in right...let alone level.!!:mad:


    Slugy.....if the builders/sub-contractors were any good we would have the electric to put on the tea and toast.
  • sillyvixensillyvixen Forumite
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    i live in gloucestershire and local press ran a recent story about some families in the tewkesbury area spending a second christmas in mobile homes as their houses are not sorted from the 2007 floods.
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  • We found the bit of paper stating the property was dry caused no end of confusion. The company who over saw the drying thought they had issued it to the insurer, yet the builders didn't know this so couldn't start work.

    Had to keep nagging the insurers for progress updates and checking in with various companies. Eventually got there.
  • xqbgal wrote: »
    Hi We have been told by the loss adjuster that we can claim for the extra electricity used by dehumidifiers and fans which have been on 24/7 since it happened. Hopefully we will be dry by the end of next week and restoration work can begin!!! Roll on Christmas and normal life

    We are extremely dissapointed to hear from Paul Stone of Draycott Ward ltd that the organisation is going to opt for voluntary liquidation or an IVA rather than pay its sub contractors and work through financial difficulties.
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