House damage compensation by RAF

A Somerset farmer has been compensated for damage to his house and buildings by low flying aircraft.

The property, Springfield House, a grade 2 listed home, was so damaged by vibrations of Hawk Jets performing a display at RNAS Yeovilton, that Mr O’Brien had to live in a caravan while the repairs were being done.

A previous claim he had made against the MoD regarding damage done by the RAF had not been successful. This time, the judge awarded him £120,000 including legal costs, after the MoD admitted that some damage had been done, although they valued it at only £3,000.

If it can be shown after a survey that a third party has caused damage to property, buildings or your home, a compensation claim can be made – even against the Government.

15th October 2010