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 next fire won’t wait. Here are the 10 steps to End Our Cladding Scandal

Inside Housing has joined with residents of buildings with dangerous cladding to call for the government to lead an “urgent, national effort” to end the scandal that has left tens of thousands of buildings nationwide clad in dangerous materials and residents asked to pay. With tens of thousands of […] 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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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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