|God (if He exists) may not look kindly upon Guardian journalists who deny His existence and scorn His Word|
An insurance broker says:
"Unless Will Self had a bespoke warranty free high net worth contract for his buildings it’s unlikely this will be an Insured event. Most household policies are written on a “perils” basis whereby there is a specified list of perils that are Insured against – fire, lightening, explosion, impact, malicious damage etc. The damage at Mr Self’s home has been caused more due to “sudden and unforeseen” circumstances which, even if his Insurance does extend to cover, will most likely have an exclusion for extreme temperature or climatic causes.
DO ALL THE HOUSES WITH COLLAPSED PARAPETS HAVE GUARDIAN-WRITING AND GUARDIAN READING OWNER-OCCUPIERS? I think we should be told.
One thing I did consider however is the fact that his seems to be the only house in a very large residential area filled with very similar houses that has been affected. It does beg the question as to whether the roof was correctly maintained or indeed if in the past he had had a chimney breast or a supporting wall removed???
I hope for his sake his Insurers will be footing the bill as it looks like it’s going to cost a lot to repair."
|Will Self, humbled by an uninsured peril that was an Act of God|