Policyholders see premiums jump nearly 800%

Owners of apartments with flammable cladding are facing an astronomical rise in insurance premiums in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, with some seeing prices jump nearly 800%. The situation comes as many providers are hesitant to provide cover on their own, opting instead to share risks with […] Click here to view original…

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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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Islington Gates

Fire safety works at Islington Gates are top priority of the Leaseholder Board at Islington Gates and our managing agents. Our building consultant is overseeing the works and will be reviewing progress this week. Subject to Covid-19 restrictions we want to complete the additional fire breaks ASAP. Obviously no-one has any control over its impact…

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Flat owners unable to sell or remortgage due to cladding crisis

Cladding is the housing subject no-one wants to resolve, due to the potentially eye-watering costs involved. But it’s slowly suffocating those affected, namely flat owners living in blocks covered in cladding, who want to sell and move on with their lives. The issue is that the owners are unable […] Click here to view original…

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