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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Insurance hikes of as much as 800 per cent hit architects hard

Architects have called for a radical overhaul of the market for professional indemnity insurance (PII) as they grapple with soaring costs, increased paperwork and tighter restrictions on building specifications The AJ has spoken to a number of practices which have faced difficulties renewing this cover, which protects them against […] 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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Birmingham high-rise flat owners face £500,000 insurance hike

Michelle Henry has lived at Brindley House since 2011 Flat owners at a tower block in Birmingham say they face a joint insurance bill of about £500,000 due to changes brought in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Last year, owners of the 182 flats in Brindley House […] 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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