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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.

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The dangers of living in lockdown in flats covered with flammable cladding

Ritu Saha, of Bromley in south London, is living in a building with flammable cladding during lockdown (Picture: Cladding Action Group) A woman living in a block of flats which could go up in flames at any moment has described how its residents feel ‘completely trapped’ during the coronavirus […] Click here to view original…

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Flat owners living lockdown in fear of fire and bankruptcy

Residents of the St George apartment building in Leeds Copyright: jpimedia First-time buyer Hayley Tillotson worked hard to achieve her ambition of owning her own home. The 28-year-old moved back in with her father for five years and saved until she had the deposit needed to buy her one-bedroom […] Click here to view original…

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The agony of life in lockdown in tower blocks with unsafe cladding

Thousands of people in our region are spending lockdown ‘trapped’ in tower blocks with unsafe cladding after the coronavirus outbreak meant that work to remove it was put on hold. Residents are having to pay hundreds of pounds a month for round-the-clock patrols in case the potentially flammable materials […] Click here to view original…

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Shabana writes to FCA on cladding insurance response

Shabana has been supporting those affected by the cladding scandal in Parliament. Shabana has written again to the Financial Conduct Authority on the cladding scandal, after a disappointing response to her letter calling for an investigation into the conduct of insurers. In March, Shabana wrote to the Financial Conduct […] Click here to view original…

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Birmingham high rise with fire safety issues faces 1,237% insurance premium hike

Fire chiefs express disappointment at tweak to safety rules on building height threshold Homelessness charity investigated over property deals and ‘luxury’ purchases Rent increases allowed during coronavirus outbreak, housing minister confirms Towards the zero-carbon home 24 April digital edition of Inside Housing out now Green building in the UK: […] Click here to view original…

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Remember Grenfell?

Our cause is gathering support, even those not directly affected can see importance of action for affected leaseholders. Read this blog piece from Birmingham blog writer Robbie: This may seem a rather left-field subject for me to write about. However, I have friends who I met through a social running club, who are suffering due…

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