By answering some simple questions about the house you will help our computer model to estimate the potential impacts of coastal inundation across a number of scientific projections of potential sea level rise, over the course of a typical 30-year mortgage. Once you've submitted the form you will receive an email with our Climate Valuation report attached.
The whole process will take up to 15 minutes.
It is important that you understand what the House Check tool does and does not do.
Our proprietary Coastal Inundation Model provides a generalised model of coastal inundation risk within a
range of climate
change futures (all else being equal), based scenarios developed by leading scientific bodies. The Model
provides a more
detailed analysis of potential coastal inundation risks than a consideration of sea level rise estimates
alone. It applies
leading scientific estimates of a number of potential sea level rise to other
scientific data and/or
proxies relating to wave pass-through, tidal factors, elevation
and tectonic movements (where that data is available and applicable).
You can find out more about the scope of the data inputs used in each category via their hyperlinks. There are other effects that need to be considered, and you will need to know about before continuing
Please do not be alarmed if the results you receive indicate a potential significant change in value over the term of the mortgage. There may be things that you can do to make the property less vulnerable, or that the council can do to reduce the hazards. We can provide contact details for organisations that can provide adaptation advice and finance.
Please fill out the fields below to get a report for the property.
Wave station (note: it may be some distance from the property):
Other Risk Impacts
As outlined above, the House Check tool considers certain risks associated with coastal inundation under
a number of leading
scientific sea level rise scenarios, all else being equal. Of course, science is not able to
definitively predict the
exact range or rate of future climate change, or the scale and rate of the rise in sea levels that
result from it. Many
variables will determine society's emission of 'greenhouse gases' (including political, regulatory,
behavioural factors), and how the Earth's natural systems respond. Accordingly, we can make no
prediction or representation
about the likelihood of any climate change (or sea level rise) scenario from eventuating.
In addition, although coastal inundation is a key climate change risk factor, it is by no means the only factor relevant to the total exposure of a property to the potential impacts of climate change. Other (or compounding) climate change impacts may result from factors that are not currently modelled by the Climate Valuation tool, such as (for example) changes in precipitation patterns and extreme rainfall, inland flooding (ie from rivers, estuaries, canals and other inland water bodies), erosion, landslip, or the impacts of drought or bushfire. In addition, the Model does not take into account the impact of any built infrastructure, modifications, adaptations or resilience-building measures (public or private) that have been, or may be, applied that reduce (or exacerbate) the relevant coastal inundation impacts, nor the availability or coverage of insurance. You should seek independent and specific advice on the potential impact of these factors on the subject property, and consult an insurance broker or adviser in relation to insurability. Further information around the scope and limitations of the House Check tool are available in the Terms of Service.