People living in Bristol's Eclipse Tower could need psychological help over Grenfell cladding 'trauma'

People living in Bristol’s Eclipse Tower could need psychological help over Grenfell cladding ‘trauma’

By BrumLAG | 2 March 2020

Eclipse Tower above Harvey Nichols in Cabot Circus which has the Grenfell-like cladding People living in a Bristol tower block which has the same cladding as Grenfell Tower in London could need psychological support. That’s the warning from the British Psychological Society, who said they have increasing concern for […] Click here to view original…

Cladding scandal: is it safe to invest in a new-build high rise?

Cladding scandal: is it safe to invest in a new-build high rise?

By News Feed | 2 March 2020

It’s been more than two years since the Grenfell Tower disaster, and a lot’s changed in the construction industry, but the repercussions are still being felt by many high-rise residents. Across England, thousands of owners of flats in high-rise buildings are currently in limbo, unable to remortgage or sell […] Click here to view original…

Shabana writes to Financial Conduct Authority on cladding scandal

Shabana writes to Financial Conduct Authority on cladding scandal

By News Feed | 2 March 2020

This week Shabana has written to the Financial Conduct Authority on the cladding scandal, calling for an investigation into the conduct of insurers. A recent Westminster Hall debate brought to light further issues regarding the cladding on leasehold properties, namely issues around building insurance premiums and directors’ liability insurance. Shabana has also recently supported the…

Social landlords ‘face £10bn bill to fix fire safety problems’

Social landlords ‘face £10bn bill to fix fire safety problems’

By BrumLAG | 2 March 2020

Social landlords have warned they are facing a bill of more than £10bn to fix fire safety problems after the Grenfell Tower disaster and that much-needed affordable housebuilding is in jeopardy unless the government funds a bailout. The cost is at least 25 times greater than the £400m budgeted […] Click here to view original…

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By BrumLAG | 1 March 2020

A week ago we were sitting around the kitchen table planning our trip down to the #EndOurCladdingCrisis outside parliament. Conversation lead us to the realisation that it wasn’t just our leaseholders in our development that were grappling with this life changing issue. There would be many other leaseholders in Birmingham and the West Midlands in…

WATCH: Flat owner 'anxious' over growing cost of tower cladding repairs

WATCH: Flat owner ‘anxious’ over growing cost of tower cladding repairs

By News Feed | 29 February 2020

Video Phil Maricic owns two flats in St Francis Tower and is unhappy about the state the building is in Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN A 66-year-old left with a £50,000 bill for unsafe cladding on an Ipswich tower block has revealed the ordeal has made him “very anxious” about […] Click here to view original…

Coalition calls on government to extend cladding crisis action

Coalition calls on government to extend cladding crisis action

By News Feed | 27 February 2020

New evidence has revealed the scale of the cladding crisis could impact up to 500,000 people, as a coalition of property managers urges the government to increase funding to remediate all unsafe buildings In an open letter to the new chancellor, Rishi Sunak, the group of property managers has […] Click here to view original…

MPs launch inquiry into cladding removal work

Experts warn government is ignoring flammable cladding problem

By News Feed | 26 February 2020

Analysis by managing agents group finds 1,400 tower blocks clad in dangerous non-ACM material Anger is growing over the plight of residents in blocks of flats clad with non-ACM flammable material amid claims that up to half a million people could still be affected. Landlord and estate management groups […] Click here to view original…

Unite reveals £20m cost of replacing HPL cladding

Unite reveals £20m cost of replacing HPL cladding

By News Feed | 26 February 2020

Waverley House, one of six Unite buildings where ACM cladding has been replaced Unite said it had completed replacement work on all buildings fitted with Grenfell-style ACM cladding and had now turned to assessing the extent of HPL cladding on its estate. The Ministry of Housing has advised that […] Click here to view original…

Thousands of Scots living in ‘unsellable’ homes post-Grenfell

Thousands of Scots living in ‘unsellable’ homes post-Grenfell

By News Feed | 26 February 2020

Cladding has been found on hundreds of buildings in the UK since the Grenfell fire – P/A By Alistair Grant THOUSANDS of Scots are living in properties they cannot sell as a result of post-Grenfell cladding issues. MSPs heard apartment blocks in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee are among those […] Click here to view original…