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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Scammers hijack EWS1 process with fake cladding inspection forms

Leaseholders are being duped into paying thousands of pounds to fraudsters faking inspection forms amid concerns over fire safety. Which? has evidence that at least one firm has issued fake External Wall Survey (EWS1) forms to several apartment buildings across the country. The forged forms, used to confirm whether […] 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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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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UK could be breaking international law over cladding, says UN

The UN has warned Britain that its failure to strip combustible cladding from high-rise buildings containing tens of thousands homes may be a breach of international law. In a fresh headache for the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, the global body is demanding answers about the UK government’s delayed programme […] Click here to view original…

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An open letter to Robert Jenrick: the costs of delayed leasehold reform

LKP chair of trustees Martin Boyd writes to Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick to raise concerns over leasehold reform Dear Robert, Just over ten years ago, an old leaseholder died of shame because she could not pay the huge major works bill from her social sector landlord. That single death […] Click here to view original…

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