More than nine in ten (93%) prospective buyers in Brussels and Wallonia say that they pay particular attention to flood zones when looking for property, the real estate agency ERA reported on Tuesday.
The information, based on a survey of 1,800 Belgians, found that 85% saw this as a decisive criterion in their decision to make an offer or not, Belga News Agency reports.
Since the major floods of last July, the consideration of flood-prone areas has changed drastically, with about two-thirds of prospective buyers previously taking this criterion into account.
The results also illustrate that when nearly 80% of those surveyed are looking for a new home, they pay particular attention to the energy performance index. For two-thirds of those surveyed, this is also a decisive factor.