Minister refuses to rule out compulsory building purchases to fix flammable cladding

Building freeholders who refuse to fix unsafe and combustible cladding could face losing their property to a compulsory government purchase. Housing minister Christopher Pincher (pictured) confirmed the government was open to all options, potentially including compulsory purchases, to solve the issue. While government funds have been made available for […] Click here to view original…

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Leaseholders billed up to £115,000 each to remove Grenfell-style cladding

Leaseholders in a “tinderbox” apartment block in Manchester have been billed up to £115,000 each to remove unsafe cladding in what is believed to be the biggest charge facing residents since the Grenfell disaster. Owners of flats in Connect House, in the city’s trendy Ancoats district, said they face […] Click here to view original…

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