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Builder Looks To Blame Architect In Cladding Row

By News Feed | 11 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 web…

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Residents evacuated after fire breaks out at tower block in Elephant and Castle

By News Feed | 11 November 2021

Eight fire engines and 60 crew were sent to tackle the blaze on Deacon Street in south London. Residents were evacuated across three floors of the building due to intense smoke, according to the London Fire Brigade . Flames were seen shooting up from an apartment balcony shortly before […] Click here to view original…

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Only 14 grants from £30 million fire safety fund after Grenfell disaster have actually been paid out

By News Feed | 11 November 2021

Only 14 grants from £30 million fire safety fund after Grenfell disaster have actually been paid out 1 By Joe Talora, local democracy reporter Only 14 grants from the Government’s £30 million Waking Watch Relief Fund have been paid out in London, totalling less than £1.7 million. The fund […] Click here to view original…

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Replacement of ‘potentially dangerous’ cladding delayed again

By News Feed | 10 November 2021

Princess Court, Trafford 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 […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding: Why do leaseholders have to pay at all, asks Housing Secretary Gove

By News Feed | 10 November 2021

“I’m still unhappy with the principle of leaseholders having to pay at all” for the cladding scandal, said Michael Gove yesterday. “My questions is why do they have to pay at all?” Click here to view original web page at primeresi.com

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‘Daylight robbery’: Probe demanded after cladding scandal victims hit with 400% insurance price hike

By News Feed | 10 November 2021

Freeholders and managing agents have received large commissions as leaseholders have been hit with heft insurance premiums Regulators are facing demands to investigate hidden commissions paid to freeholders of fire-risk flats after homeowners saw their premiums hiked by 400 per cent. The dramatic rise in insurance costs rubs “salt […] Click here to view original…

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Only 14 grants to replace costly waking watches with fire alarms have been paid out in London – with one Assembly Member calling it ‘scandalous’

By News Feed | 10 November 2021

Ritu Saha, co-founder of UK Cladding Action Group. Photograph: Ritu Saha / UK Cladding Action Group Only 14 grants from the government’s £30 million Waking Watch Relief Fund have been paid out in London – totalling less than £1.7 million. The fund was introduced in December 2020 to cover […] 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 | 10 November 2021

Michael Gove questioned why leaseholders are left to foot the bill (Photo: David Levenson/Getty Images) 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 […] Click here to view original…

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Flat owners won’t be made to pay for cladding, says Gove

By News Feed | 9 November 2021

Gove said that plans to make flat owners fork out for fixing their properties would be put on hold and called requirements for 24-hour fire patrols a “rip-off”. Photo: PA Michael Gove has questioned why flat owners have been left picking up the bill as dangerous cladding is removed […] Click here to view original…

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

By News Feed | 9 November 2021

Grafton Court, Old Trafford 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 […] Click here to view original…

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Tower Hamlets and Hackney highest number of tower blocks with safety defects: poll

By News Feed | 9 November 2021

London Fire Brigade data has classed 93 buildings in Hackney as high risk Pic: Charissa Cheong Hackney has the second highest number of tower blocks with fire safety defects with only the borough of Tower Hamlets exceeding it according to new figures published last week. The London Fire Brigade […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell: Government to pause leaseholders paying to make cladding safe, Michael Gove confirms

By News Feed | 9 November 2021

The cladding on Grenfell Tower helped the fire spread Michael Gove has confirmed the government will “pause” plans to make leaseholders pay to make cladding safe as he questioned why they have to pay “at all”. The housing secretary also said the government “failed people at Grenfell”, in reference […] Click here to view original…