Feature: Flat owners caught in mortgage trap

The Grenfell fire tragedy of June 2017, in which 72 people died, has highlighted fire safety issues with thousands of blocks of flats, exposed decades of lax building controls, and shone a light on a construction sector that focused on building properties fast and cheap. The fire spread quickly […] Click here to view original…

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The government has been criticised for taking far too long to remove all flammable cladding from residential buildings. The government says it “has been working tirelessly” with councils to remove unsafe cladding, but Ed Mead , co-founder and director at Viewber , has condemned the government’s action on removing […] Click here to view original…

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Barnet MP steps up campaign on unsafe building cladding

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…

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Balcony smoking ban at Glasgow flats over Grenfell cladding fears

The report on Lancefield Quay highlights worrying concerns Smoking and candles have been banned from balconies of a Glasgow block of flats over ‘ Grenfell Tower ‘ cladding fears. Residents have been warned that a simple cigarette butt could be “highly dangerous” after a report classified 22 points as […] Click here to view original…

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Remember Grenfell? Of course you do. Thousands of millennials are still living in flats surrounded by dangerous cladding and trapped in mortgage prisons as a result

It has been three years since the Grenfell tragedy which caused the deaths of 72 people in West London. The fire started in a fridge-freezer on the fourth floor of the 24 storey building and quickly spread throughout the whole of the tower block which housed 350 people. An […] Click here to view original…

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

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…

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How to sell a flat with cladding issues

With up to 56,000 people are still living in properties with the dangerous ACM cladding used on Grenfell Tower, Good Move has revealed which types of cladding are dangerous, how to get it replaced, and how to sell your flat if the cladding is dangerous. Which cladding is dangerous? […] Click here to view original…

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Grenfell-style cladding to be replaced on Cardiff student flats

Cladding on the blocks will be replaced with solid aluminium of the same colour Grenfell-style cladding on student flats in Cardiff is set to be removed more than three years after the deadly tower block fire in London. Lumis Student Living on Tyndall Street has aluminium composite material (ACM) […] Click here to view original…

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