Britain’s biggest building society Nationwide has spoken out on what it is doing to help flat owners in blocks with cladding-related fire safety defects, who are struggling to remortgage or move home. These leaseholders are required to have what is known as an EWS1 form to prove their building […] Click here to view original…

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The cladding scandal: The thousands left without a mortgage or unable to sell

The government recently unveiled a social housing white paper, which hopes to transform social housing’s future for the better and give hope to those affected by the disasters from the past. The seven step charter set out by the government to help raise the standards of social housing, both […] Click here to view original…

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Fire marshals patrol Ipswich flats 24/7 amid cladding fears

Cardinal Lofts, in Ipswich where there are concerns about the cladding Picture: Archant Fire marshals are patrolling an Ipswich Waterfront tower block 24 hours a day after inspectors raised fears about fire safety. Sarah Cushion has a buy-let-flat in Cardinal Lofts. Photo: Sarah Cushion But the move has left […] Click here to view original…

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Poole tower blocks £3.8m cladding removal works agreed

BCP Council’s cabinet has approved the budget for the works at Sterte Court Cladding at two tower blocks is to be replaced at a cost of £3.8m, a council has agreed. The cladding at Poole’s Sterte Court is different from that used on Grenfell, where 72 people died in […] Click here to view original…

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