Only half of high-rise tower blocks have had dangerous ACM cladding fixed

Only half of high-rise tower blocks have had dangerous ACM cladding fixed

By News Feed | 15 April 2021

Only half of the high-rise buildings known to have highly flammable aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding have been fully fixed, according to latest government statistics. The data shows that at the end of March only 247 or 53 per cent of the 469 high-rise residential and publicly-owned buildings in […]Click here to view original web…

Leaseholders in fire cladding buildings face 'crippling bills' as delays continue

Leaseholders in fire cladding buildings face ‘crippling bills’ as delays continue

By News Feed | 15 April 2021

A Plymouth MP has slammed “dither and delay” from government ministers as leaseholders face crippling bills to reclad their tower blocks or introduce extra fire safety measures. This week it was revealed leaseholders in one Plymouth apartment block are having to fork out thousands every week after their insurance […] Click here to view original…

Cladding scandal hits Chatham residents as post Grenfell Tower fire government review leaves owners facing huge bills

Cladding scandal hits Chatham residents as post Grenfell Tower fire government review leaves owners facing huge bills

By News Feed | 15 April 2021

Flat owners in Chatham fear going bankrupt after being forced to pay to fix unsafe cladding on their buildings. As part of a government review into fire safety following the Grenfell Tower disaster, any leaseholders or outright owners of apartments in buildings under 18 metres must pay for remedial […] Click here to view original…

BBC Radio WM

BrumLAG Interview on BBC Radio WM

By BrumLAG | 15 April 2021

Jen from BrumLAG was interviewed by Daz Hale on BBC Radio West Midlands about the Mayoral Hustings talking about the Cladding and Fire Safety Scandal.

Hustings

Mayoral Hustings

By BrumLAG | 14 April 2021

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Mayoral Hustings to hear the candidates discuss the Cladding and Fire Safety Scandal. To the candidates who answered with sincerity. Liam Byrne MP – Labour Party Cllr Steve Caudwell – Green Party Andy Street – Conservative Jenny Wilkinson – Liberal Democrat Chaired by Patrick Burns, a consummate…

New cladding for tower block as £3.6m court battle rumbles on

New cladding for tower block as £3.6m court battle rumbles on

By News Feed | 14 April 2021

Work is underway to replace flammable cladding at one of Ipswich’s tallest residential blocks – three years after problems were first uncovered. Scaffolding went up at the 52m-high St Francis Tower, in Franciscan Way, in March and now contractors are on site to remove the remaining cladding material – […] Click here to view original…

Fire cladding traps Plymouth leaseholders in insurance nightmare

Fire cladding traps Plymouth leaseholders in insurance nightmare

By News Feed | 14 April 2021

Leaseholders of properties in a city centre tower block are being whacked with steep insurance payments until work to remove dangerous cladding has been removed. Ocean Crescent is just one of many buildings in Plymouth to have been found with cladding that has been classified as dangerous after 2017’s […] Click here to view original…

Anguish for leaseholders in Milton Keynes awaiting huge safety bills… and for action to help

Anguish for leaseholders in Milton Keynes awaiting huge safety bills… and for action to help

By News Feed | 14 April 2021

National campaign group End Our Cladding Scandal has called for candidates in the upcoming local elections to support calls for the Government to help. The Local Democracy Reporting Service has been in touch with leaseholders in Milton Keynes who are fearing bills of tens of thousands of pounds. “I […] Click here to view original…

CLADDING LATEST: Government ‘let down landlords’ says Reform UK

CLADDING LATEST: Government ‘let down landlords’ says Reform UK

By News Feed | 12 April 2021

Property developer and Reform UK leader Richard Tice has come up with a new warranty scheme to resolve the cladding crisis affecting thousands of landlords and tells LandlordZONE the government has ‘let down’ landlords. Nigel Farage’s successor says builders, regulators and the government should pick up the tab rather […] Click here to view original…

Leasehold Issues for Lenders Mini-series 6: Unsafe cladding update

Leasehold Issues for Lenders Mini-series 6: Unsafe cladding update

By News Feed | 12 April 2021

Print publication In March 2020 we reported on the legacy from the Grenfell tragedy that was adversely affecting leaseholders and lenders. In short, unsafe cladding and general fire safety concerns highlighted by the Grenfell Tower fire have resulted in potentially hundreds of thousands of leaseholders living in flats which […] Click here to view original…

Owners of flats with dangerous cladding face decade-long wait for essential work

Owners of flats with dangerous cladding face decade-long wait for essential work

By News Feed | 12 April 2021

William Martin from Sheffield whose apartment is clad in flammable material Flat owners face a 10-YEAR wait for fire-risk cladding to be removed. Only 200 teams are available to do the removal work – typically at a rate of one a year on buildings over 18 metres high. That […] Click here to view original…

Cladding ban would lead to ‘mortgage crisis’

Cladding ban would lead to ‘mortgage crisis’

By News Feed | 12 April 2021

The SNP is accused of “dithering and have sat on money from the UK government which should have been used to remove unsafe cladding” Banning combustible cladding from buildings will not necessarily save lives but would fuel a “mortgage lending crisis”, the Scottish government claims. In a series of […] Click here to view original…