Will Self insurance battle: why won't they pay?

Sarah Coles
Will Self
Will Self

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The world was alerted when Will Self's house suffered sudden damage last month. Self, his wife (the writer Deborah Orr) and their children had to spend a few days away from their home in Stockwell after the parapet in front of the roof collapsed, damaging the doorsteps and leaving the home vulnerable to burglars.

But this was just the start of their problems.