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Birmingham Cladding Scandal Summit 22 Oct 2020

By News Feed | 22 October 2020

Roundtable discussion on the cladding scandal with affected residents, Lord Greenhalgh, Minister for Building Safety and Communities, Mike Amesbury MP, Shadow Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government, and Birmingham MPs.

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Couple living in a flat with dangerous cladding say they may have to declare bankruptcy due to the £25,000 cost of removing it – and fear it means they’ll never be able to start a family

By News Feed | 22 October 2020

A couple living in a flat with dangerous cladding say their life is ‘on hold’ and they may have to declare bankruptcy due to the £25,000 cost of having it removed. Abi Tubis, 29, of Leeds, is among the thousands of people across the UK who are trapped living […] Click here to view original…

Greenhalgh to dump ‘affordable’ cladding bills on leaseholders, which they were promised AGAIN and AGAIN would not happen …

Greenhalgh to dump ‘affordable’ cladding bills on leaseholders, which they were promised AGAIN and AGAIN would not happen …

By News Feed | 21 October 2020

And this is from the minister in whom we invest our hopes for leasehold reform … For the first time in three years a government minister has said that the cladding bills will land on leaseholders, but they will have to be “affordable”. Up until now, all previous ministers […] Click here to view original…

Dangerous cladding removed from less than half Southwark’s affected blocks

Dangerous cladding removed from less than half Southwark’s affected blocks

By News Feed | 21 October 2020

Less than half have had cladding removed L&Q’s Arch Street – residents had to move out in 2019 during remedial work after fire safety problems were identified. Residents in other blocks around the country have not even had work begin. More than three years after the Grenfell tower disaster […] Click here to view original…

Cladding dangers discovered at Suffolk’s tallest building before Grenfell ‘kept quiet’, worried tenants claim

Cladding dangers discovered at Suffolk’s tallest building before Grenfell ‘kept quiet’, worried tenants claim

By News Feed | 21 October 2020

A fire expert warned that parts of The Mill, Ipswich, was wrapped in combustible cladding back in 2014, it can be revealed Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Flat owners have spoken of their fear at living in Ipswich Waterfront apartments wrapped in combustible cladding – and claim safety problems were […] Click here to view original…

Bellway recovers after profits hit by Covid-19 and Grenfell cladding measures

Bellway recovers after profits hit by Covid-19 and Grenfell cladding measures

By News Feed | 20 October 2020

Housebuilder Bellway has seen profits slump by nearly two-thirds after lockdown knocked sales and it took a near-£50 million hit over potentially unsafe cladding in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy. The Newcastle-based group booked a £46.8 million charge to meet new fire and safety standards on apartment blocks […] Click here to view original…

I live in a block of flats with dangerous cladding and can't afford the potential £40,000 bill to get it removed, what can I do?

I live in a block of flats with dangerous cladding and can’t afford the potential £40,000 bill to get it removed, what can I do?

By News Feed | 20 October 2020

I live in a leasehold flat with dangerous cladding and face a repair bill of £40,000 to get it removed and replaced with safe materials. I’m unable to pay this on top of my mortgage. What happens if I miss my mortgage repayments for several months in a row […] Click here to view original…

Forced to sell their homes at any price: Banks refuse to mortgage flats over cladding fears in the wake of the Grenfell fire

Forced to sell their homes at any price: Banks refuse to mortgage flats over cladding fears in the wake of the Grenfell fire

By News Feed | 20 October 2020

Homeowners stuck in flats they cannot sell due to a red-tape nightmare are now so desperate they are flogging their properties at enormous discounts. Lenders have been refusing to offer mortgages on tens of thousands of homes after new safety rules were introduced in the wake of the Grenfell […] Click here to view original…

Building safety minister criticised after he says leaseholders will have to pay some cladding costs

Building safety minister criticised after he says leaseholders will have to pay some cladding costs

By News Feed | 20 October 2020

Residents trapped in blocks with dangerous cladding have reacted angrily to comments from the building safety minister after he said the government expects leaseholders to pay for some of the remediation costs to make their buildings safe… Click here to view original web page at www.insidehousing.co.uk

Cladding fears following Grenfell

Cladding fears following Grenfell

By News Feed | 20 October 2020

A Leeds flat owner campaigning to remove Grenfell Tower-type cladding believes the government is “pretending to listen” to millions of people trapped in accommodation that is a fire risk. In 2017 account manager Abigail Tubis and her husband spent £164,000 on their two-bedroomed city centre property, believing it would […] Click here to view original…

1,000 people including 700 students told to leave homes in London tower blocks immediately over cladding & safety fears

1,000 people including 700 students told to leave homes in London tower blocks immediately over cladding & safety fears

By News Feed | 19 October 2020

ABOUT 1,000 people are being asked to “immediately” quit their homes in six London tower blocks amid cladding and building safety fears. Residents of the flats in the Paragon estate in Brentford, including nearly 700 students, will be offered alternative accommodation until the buildings are declared safe. The Paragon […] Click here to view original…

Residents asked to leave London blocks immediately over safety concerns

Residents asked to leave London blocks immediately over safety concerns

By News Feed | 19 October 2020

Almost 900 people living in a six-block development in London are being moved out immediately because of serious safety concerns relating to the construction of the buildings. The residents, the majority of whom are students, were told at 11am on Monday that they would have to leave their homes […] Click here to view original…