Dangerous cladding removed from less than half Southwark’s affected blocks

Less than half have had cladding removed L&Q’s Arch Street – residents had to move out in 2019 during remedial work after fire safety problems were identified. Residents in other blocks around the country have not even had work begin. More than three years after the Grenfell tower disaster […] Click here to view original…

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Boris Johnson hints at help for leaseholders in buildings under 18m hit by cladding issues

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is drawing up a new ‘risk matrix’ to help leaseholders unable to sell flats in blocks shorter than 18m with potentially dangerous cladding, the prime minister has said. Boris Johnson during prime minister’s questions (picture: Parliament TV) Sharelines Speaking during prime minister’s […] 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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