Climate change and buying property


Surfer Joe

New Member
I was wondering if people are avoiding buying properties in the areas around the UK most exposed to rising sea levels and increased flooding from the effects of climate change?
Should one ignore the predictions when considering where to buy a property? Is it reasonable to worry whether an area may be underwater or uninhabitable in 20-40 years?
You could be stuck with a property nobody wants to buy because of deteriorating conditions by then.
Perhaps if you're old and have no one to leave things to, buying a cheap bungalow right on the seafront is a good deal because you'll be dead before things become a problem, but if you want the property to appreciate over 20 years or so and want to leave it for your kids, it seems like a bad bet to buy in some areas.