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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Manchester tower block residents ineligible for £1bn recladding fund

Residents of a Manchester tower block facing bills of thousands of pounds to fix dangerous cladding have been dealt “a massive blow” after finding out they are ineligible to apply for the government’s new £1bn building safety fund. The fund, which was officially launched on Tuesday , excludes remediation […] Click here to view original…

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Manchester Skyline residents refused access to cladding money

People living at Skyline tower block in Manchester said they were given no option but to take out “life-changing” loans The government has confirmed a new £1bn fund to replace dangerous cladding will not be available to people in buildings where work has already started. A condition has been […] Click here to view original…

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Leaseholders ‘heartbroken’ over exclusion from government cladding fund

Leaseholders at a Manchester block who accepted huge loans to fund the removal of their dangerous cladding have said they are “heartbroken” over their exclusion from a government fund. The Skyline Central building in Manchester (picture: Google Street View) Sharelines Residents of Skyline Central 1, which has combustible high-pressure […] Click here to view original…

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Regional leaders vow to continue cladding removal

Cladding is being replaced at Vallea Court in Manchester’s Green Quarter A group of local leaders, including Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, has pledged to continue work to remove unsafe cladding from high-rise buildings despite the Covid-19 lockdown. The pledge came in […] Click here to view original…

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Leaseholders ask for funding amid COVID-19 outbreak

A JOINT statement from cladding action groups made up of leaseholders from across the UK have called on the government to help fund interim safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Inside Housing reported on the statement from the Birmingham Leasehold Action Group, the Leeds Cladding Scandal group, Manchester Cladiators […] Click here to view original…

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Residents trapped in Manchester high rise blocks with 'Grenfell-style cladding' urge chancellor to end crisis

Cladding being removed from Spruce Court in Salford Manchester residents “trapped” in tower-blocks with Grenfell-style cladding have urged Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to find money in next week’s budget to help them. Meanwhile a government committee has launched a new inquiry to review the progress in removing potentially dangerous cladding […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding protesters 'trapped in worthless homes'

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham is among the campaigners who have travelled to Westminster Residents “trapped in worthless homes” due to unsafe cladding have demanded help from the government. Ministers have pledged £600m to pay for the removal of aluminium composite material (ACM) similar to the type used […] Click here to view original…

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