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BrumLAG Interview on BBC Radio WM

By News Feed | 31 July 2020

A campaign group in Birmingham says it’s worried there may be dozens of buildings in the city with cladding issues that aren’t being identified – that could leave flat owners seriously out of pocket.

Cladding Action Groups on Radio 4 You and Yours consumer affairs programme

By BrumLAG | 21 May 2020

Birmingham tower block faces a bill increase from £43,000 to £500,000

By News Feed | 15 May 2020

Birmingham tower block faces a bill increase from £43,000 to £500,000 as official figures show removal of flammable material has all but stalled. […] Click here to view original web page

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A message of solidarity …

By BrumLAG | 12 May 2020

A message of solidarity, from all those affected by the cladding & fire safety scandal during COVID-19 …

Commons nods through Fire Safety Bill, amid plenty of grumbling by veteran MPs from all parties

Commons nods through Fire Safety Bill, amid plenty of grumbling by veteran MPs from all parties

By News Feed | 11 May 2020

Sir Mike Penning, Tory MP for Hemel Hempstead and a former fire minister, fumed at the Fire Safety Bill’s implications for leaseholders, who “should not have the burden, which is currently on them all the time, day in, day out” By Harry Scoffin The first new law on fire […] Click here to view original…

Residents in city's tallest tower block face massive bills over cladding

Residents in city’s tallest tower block face massive bills over cladding

By News Feed | 27 April 2020

Brindley House in Newhall Street Birmingham Birmingham’s tallest residential tower block faces a staggering 775 per cent insurance increase. The massive hike at Brindley House – the biggest increase in Birmingham – has been spawned by cladding regulations that followed the Grenfell Tower blaze. The rapid spread of the […] Click here to view original…

Robert Jenrick

UPDATES ON BUILDING SAFETY REFORMS – Letter to MPs from Robert Jenrick

By News Feed | 2 April 2020
Islington Gates on Radio 4 You and Yours consumer affairs programme

Islington Gates on Radio 4 You and Yours consumer affairs programme

By BrumLAG | 1 April 2020

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BrumLAG 5 weeks in …

By BrumLAG | 29 March 2020

Our last blog post at the beginning of the month was titled “1 week in …”. We had hoped to do a weekly post but things have been happening so fast 4 weeks have got behind us already! Back on the 4th Sophie and Brian recorded a podcast over a few glasses of wine and…

Cladding insurance may force out residents of tower blocks

Cladding insurance may force out residents of tower blocks

By News Feed | 28 March 2020

Katie Illingworth and her husband, Jim, face having to spend their pension savings on cladding Residents at a Birmingham tower block with flammable cladding must each pay an insurance bill that has quadrupled to £191,000 by next week or move out. Across England, leaseholders in flats with combustible external […] Click here to view original…

Government

Barnet MP steps up campaign on unsafe building cladding

Barnet MP steps up campaign on unsafe building cladding

By News Feed | 23 September 2020

MP for Hendon Dr Matthew Offord has been campaigning on cladding An MP has stepped up his campaign to help thousands of people “trapped” in homes they are unable to sell due to unsafe cladding. MP for Hendon Dr Matthew Offord has launched a petition calling on the Government […] Click here to view original…

Tearful caller "devastated" as her daughter's home is branded unsellable due to cladding

Tearful caller “devastated” as her daughter’s home is branded unsellable due to cladding

By News Feed | 25 August 2020

This tearful caller was devastated at her daughter’s home being branded unsellable due to cladding, leaving her daughter “trapped” and “absolutely terrified.” On Monday, LBC found residents of a North London tower block have been told their flats are effectively worthless due to the building’s cladding being inadequate. After […] Click here to view original…

‘People could lose their flat and everything that they’ve ever put into it’ – Leaseholders’ concern over cladding costs

‘People could lose their flat and everything that they’ve ever put into it’ – Leaseholders’ concern over cladding costs

By News Feed | 24 August 2020

Three years on from the Grenfell tragedy, 145 private and social high-rise buildings in London, which includes at least 10,000 dwellings, still have the same Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding in place as Grenfell. These figures, relating to the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding in England, were released […] Click here to view original…

Homeowners face sales falling through and zero valuations due to fire safety test delays

Homeowners face sales falling through and zero valuations due to fire safety test delays

By News Feed | 23 August 2020

Homeowners have found themselves stuck with unsellable and potentially unsafe flats due to delays over fire safety tests. Which? has been contacted by more than 120 readers who are facing difficulties buying, selling or remortgaging flats due to lenders asking for a safety certificate that they’re finding impossible to obtain. Here, we explain a chain…

Work to remove Grenfell-style cladding yet to begin at 135 buildings

Work to remove Grenfell-style cladding yet to begin at 135 buildings

By News Feed | 13 August 2020

Grenfell Tower Almost a third of buildings in England identified as having Grenfell-style flammable cladding have yet to undergo work to remove it, according to Government data. A total of 458 high-rise residential and publicly owned buildings were found to have aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding, an increase of […] Click here to view original…

Government urged to speed up cladding remediation process

Government urged to speed up cladding remediation process

By News Feed | 10 August 2020

The second report from the Industry Safety Steering Group on the progress of culture change in the construction sector was issued on 5 August, which highlighted the need for further change for the industry now, ahead of the legislation. The Minister of State for Building Safety and Communities responded […] Click here to view original…

Calls grow to include student accommodation in fund to remove cladding from buildings

Calls grow to include student accommodation in fund to remove cladding from buildings

By News Feed | 4 August 2020

The Cube Fire. Credit GMFRS THE publication of the report into The Cube Fire prompted a flurry of people to sign a petition calling for Government cladding from student accommodation. Although the report did not look at the the part the cladding may have played in the fire, it […] Click here to view original…

Calls grow to include student accommodation in fund to remove cladding from buildings

Calls grow to include student accommodation in fund to remove cladding from buildings

By News Feed | 4 August 2020

The Cube Fire. Credit GMFRS THE publication of the report into The Cube Fire prompted a flurry of people to sign a petition calling for Government cladding from student accommodation. Although the report did not look at the the part the cladding may have played in the fire, it […] Click here to view original…

Leaseholders could be trapped in homes for years as housing associations struggle to cope with scale of EWS crisis

Leaseholders could be trapped in homes for years as housing associations struggle to cope with scale of EWS crisis

By News Feed | 31 July 2020

Leaseholders could be left unable to sell or remortgage their homes for years as housing associations struggle to cope with the scale of the external wall system crisis currently afflicting the housing market Click here to view original web page at www.insidehousing.co.uk

Law Commission reports offer blueprint to demolish monetising landlordism in residential leasehold

Law Commission reports offer blueprint to demolish monetising landlordism in residential leasehold

By gecal | 21 July 2020

The Law Commission today publishes three reports proposing reforms to the leasehold system and its complete replacement with a revived commonhold tenure, on the statute book since 2002 but ignored by the commercial interests in the sector. Coupled with the Government’s commitment to set new ground rents to zero […] Click here to view original…

Video

Event Name Westminster Hall
House Commons
Event Location Westminster Hall
Event Type Second chamber
Date Wed 12 Feb 2020
Start Time 15:10:00
End Time 15:13:44

From Birmingham Live Article 4 March 2020

#CladdingScandal Rally at Westminster 24 February 2020