Just at the moment we are being battered by a variety of storms coming our way from every direction. To me this is quite a new phenonenom – a really viscious storm was a once in twenty year experience when I was growing up. Yes, we would have the thunder storms in late summer, if it got hot enough. Winter heralded freezing cold weather with icicles and snow in January and February, sometimes through to Easter. This regular battering from storms is something we have to get used to. Ensuring our property maintenance plan is effective will be something our home insurance companies will be getting hot about. They clearly state on policies that properties must be maintained in good order and repairs carried out to minimise damage. Engaging a property maintenance team for regular checks and making good is a very sound investment these days. Always better to be safe than expensively sorry!