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Cladding crisis: Buildings may be constructed to deliberately avoid need for fire regulations

By News Feed | 12 November 2021

Building regulations for high-rise buildings have been under close scrutiny since the Grenfell disaster. House-builders may be “gaming the system” to avoid having to adhere to fire safety regulations put in place as a result of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, a fire chief has warned. For example, buildings may […]Click here to view original web…

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Cladding costs could be the next Government U-turn, but we shouldn’t let them off the hook

By News Feed | 12 November 2021

Michael Gove said he intends to pause the loan plan for leasehold homeowners trapped in unsafe and unsellable flats. (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images) It sounds like the Government may be about to change tack on the cladding and building safety crisis . Given how quickly they U-turned on […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding: Why must flat owners pay the bills, asks Gove

By News Feed | 12 November 2021

Getty Images Housing Secretary Michael Gove has questioned why flat owners should have to pay anything for dangerous cladding to be removed from their buildings. He said the government had a responsibility to help leaseholders – who were “innocent parties” – with the huge costs. Plans to make flat […] Click here to view original…

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‘Cladding victims shouldn’t pay a penny’: Michael Gove aims to scrap need for leaseholders to foot bill for making fire-trap homes safe

By News Feed | 12 November 2021

Leaseholders should not have to pay a penny towards the cost of replacing fire-risk cladding, Michael Gove said last night in an apparent major concession. The recently appointed Housing Secretary said he was looking at scrapping the requirement for thousands of leaseholders to take out loans to pay for […] Click here to view original…

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LATEST: Gove to help release more leaseholders from cladding ‘nightmare’

By News Feed | 12 November 2021

The new housing secretary Michael Gove has promised to revisit the cladding scandal with a ‘fresh pair of eyes’ and see how thousands of leaseholders – including many landlords – can be helped out of the unending nightmare many find themselves in. Gove (pictured) made the comments during a […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding: Why is it unsafe and what money has the government promised?

By News Feed | 12 November 2021

Getty Images Residents of some blocks deemed to be unsafe have been forced to leave Flat owners should not have to pay for dangerous cladding to be removed from their buildings, according to Housing Secretary Michael Gove. He said plans had been paused for a loan scheme to help […] Click here to view original…

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Replacement of ‘potentially dangerous’ cladding delayed again after three-year saga

By News Feed | 12 November 2021

The replacement of ‘potentially dangerous’ cladding on Trafford’s social housing tower blocks has been delayed even further. Work to strip off and replace the ‘potentially unsafe’ cladding on Trafford’s five social housing tower blocks has been ongoing for over three years – but the job is now not expected […] Click here to view original…

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Leaseholders shouldn’t pay for cladding scandal, says Gove

By News Feed | 12 November 2021

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has said homeowners in unsafe buildings shouldn’t have to pay to get them fixed. This comes as leaseholders affected by the cladding scandal are receiving bills for tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds to fix buildings they believed to be safe. As the […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding scandal: How plans to make flat leaseholders pay for repairs have been put on hold

By News Feed | 12 November 2021

Michael Gove has announced he will put a “pause” on leaseholders paying to remove cladding to make their buildings safe . The Housing Secretary said he wants to review plans for a loans system for leaseholders to repay the costs for remediation work , and questioned why cladding victims […] Click here to view original…

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Builder Looks To Blame Architect In Cladding Row

By News Feed | 12 November 2021

By Joanne Faulkner (November 11, 2021, 6:26 PM GMT) — A building contractor facing a £5 million ($6. 7 million) bill to cover the costs of removing Grenfell-style cladding from London tower blocks has sought to pass the blame to its architects after being accused of erecting buildings that […] Click here to view original…

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‘I’m living in hell,’ paralysed man trapped in home by £100k cladding bill

By News Feed | 11 November 2021

A paralysed man says he is living like a prisoner in a Croydon flat that is unsellable because it has failed Grenfell safety standards. Anthony Kerrane’s home in Cygnus Court became unsuitable after he began to use a wheelchair in 2018 following a cycling accident and his girlfriend, who […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding costs could be the next Government U-turn, but we shouldn’t let them off the hook

By News Feed | 11 November 2021

Michael Gove said he intends to pause the loan plan for leasehold homeowners trapped in unsafe and unsellable flats. (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images) It sounds like the Government may be about to change tack on the cladding and building safety crisis . Given how quickly they U-turned on […] Click here to view original…