Farmers Weekly: can I claim insurance for storm damage to my property?

A disagreement has arisen between an insurance company and a farmer after bad weather allegedly caused damage to the latter’s property.


Following severe storms in 2019 one of the farmer’s sheds collapsed, with a second shed left in a precarious state. The decision was taken to raze both properties to the ground and rebuild. 

Now, a disagreement has surfaced between the farmer and loss adjusters appointed by the insurance company who believe the sheds had been neglected by the farmer - a suggestion he strongly refutes.

In this month’s Business Clinic, agricultural litigation partner Russell Reeves assesses the farmer’s position and discusses how the prospect of a successful claim could hinge on the wording of the contract drawn up between the two parties.

Click here to read the full article in Farmers Weekly.

To discuss this matter further, please contact Russell Reeves or another member of Thrings’ specialist Agriculture Disputes team.