The chairman of the Environment Agency risked further criticism on Monday night when he suggested that flooded residents were partly to blame for their problems by choosing to live in high-risk regions. Lord Smith said people who bought homes in flood plains need to think about the “risk that that property faces”. The remarks stoked the mounting anger towards Lord Smith’s agency, which has been criticised for its response to the floods. Full story >>
A homeowner is a person who owns their house or flat/apartment. • Homeowners spent $130 billion on remodeling projects last year, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau.