Although the #claddingscandal is an uphill struggle, we wanted to show what we have achieved together since February. We couldn't do this without our volunteers and donors. Thank you.
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We are an action group, set up in February 2020, to put pressure on those responsible for trapping leaseholders in unsafe buildings, following the Grenfell tragedy.

Cladding removal and replacement, and other fire safety issues raised by Grenfell, are resulting in life-changing bills for leaseholders, through no fault of their own.

And until repairs are made, leaseholders and tenants are trapped in unsafe buildings. Thousands of people are under incredible stress. From first time buyers, who stretched to get their foot on the housing ladder and are now #generationtrapped, through to retirees who now face living in poverty, or face bankruptcy and homelessness, with no chance to earn their way out of this crisis.

We demand action, via these 10 steps:

  1. The government must lead an urgent national effort to remove all dangerous cladding from buildings by June 2022
  2. The Building Safety Fund must cover all buildings, regardless of height, and a range of internal and external fire safety defects not just cladding
  3. The government should provide the money up front, and then seek to recover it from any responsible parties or via a temporary levy on development
  4. Social housing providers must have full and equal access to the fund
  5. The government must compel building owners or managers to be honest with residents about fire safety defects
  6. The government should cover the cost of interim safety measures
  7. The government should act as an insurer of last resort and underwrite insurance where premiums have soared
  8. A fairer, faster process is needed to replace EWS and funding is necessary to ensure all buildings requiring a form are surveyed within 12 months
  9. Mental health support must be offered to affected residents
  10. Protecting residents from historic and future costs must be a key commitment of new building safety legislation

4 ways to help now:

Feature: Flat owners caught in mortgage trap

By News Feed | 12 October 2020 |
Feature: Flat owners caught in mortgage trap

The Grenfell fire tragedy of June 2017, in which 72 people died, has highlighted fire safety issues with thousands of blocks of flats, exposed decades of lax building controls, and shone a light on a construction sector that focused on building properties fast and cheap. The fire spread quickly […] Click here to view original…

End our cladding scandal BrumLAG Interview on BBC Radio WM

By BrumLAG | 28 September 2020 |
BBC Radio WM

A campaign group in Birmingham BrumLAG are part of a national campaign to ask the Government to #EndOurCladdingScandal!

End Our Cladding Scandal Video

By BrumLAG | 27 September 2020 |

You said leaseholders should not pay, yet we still are…

We demand action via these 10 steps:

By BrumLAG | 27 September 2020 |

We demand action, via these 10 steps: The government must lead an urgent national effort to remove all dangerous cladding from buildings by June 2022 The Building Safety Fund must cover all buildings, regardless of height, and a range of internal and external fire safety defects not just cladding The government should provide the money…

The next fire won’t wait. Here are the 10 steps to End Our Cladding Scandal

By News Feed | 27 September 2020 |
The next fire won’t wait. Here are the 10 steps to End Our Cladding Scandal

Inside Housing has joined with residents of buildings with dangerous cladding to call for the government to lead an “urgent, national effort” to end the scandal that has left tens of thousands of buildings nationwide clad in dangerous materials and residents asked to pay. With tens of thousands of […] Click here to view original…

CAMPAIGN: Clear The Cladding and make buildings safe

By News Feed | 25 September 2020 |

Today we’re launching #ClearTheCladding as millions of people are still trapped in flammable buildings over three years after Grenfell Today we’re launching #ClearTheCladding as millions of people are still trapped in flammable buildings over three years after the Grenfell tragedy. 72 people were killed in the fire and afterwards […] Click here to view original…

BrumLAG Interview on BBC Radio WM

By News Feed | 31 July 2020 |
BBC Radio WM

A campaign group in Birmingham says it’s worried there may be dozens of buildings in the city with cladding issues that aren’t being identified – that could leave flat owners seriously out of pocket.

Cladding Action Groups on Radio 4 You and Yours consumer affairs programme

By BrumLAG | 21 May 2020 |

Birmingham tower block faces a bill increase from £43,000 to £500,000

By News Feed | 15 May 2020 |

Birmingham tower block faces a bill increase from £43,000 to £500,000 as official figures show removal of flammable material has all but stalled. […] Click here to view original web page

A message of solidarity …

By BrumLAG | 12 May 2020 |
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A message of solidarity, from all those affected by the cladding & fire safety scandal during COVID-19 …

We demand action, via these 10 steps

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