NHS heroes stuck in cladding ‘bureaucratic nightmare’, Mayor tells MPs

The Grenfell Tower block in west London in October 2019. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA. Hundreds of Hackney leaseholders are living with “considerable stress and anxiety” as they battle building owners, mortgage lenders and the government over the removal of potentially dangerous cladding. This was the message from Hackney’s mayor in […] Click here to view original…

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Fatcat developers created our housing crisis. Here's how to stop them

If you want to see who influences the government, you can do worse than look at Whitehall’s neighbours. In a grand Victorian building opposite the House of Commons in Parliament Square stands the headquarters of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors . With a history dating back to 1792, […] Click here to view original…

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Remediation of unsafe cladding to continue despite COVID-19

Although the issue has been partially obscured from public view by the coronavirus crisis, the UK government has said that work to replace flammable cladding on residential buildings of 18m or taller remains a priority. Helen Andrews, a construction law partner at European law firm Fieldfisher , takes a […] Click here to view original…

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Government announces 'biggest changes to building safety in a generation'

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has announced new measures to reform the building safety system with the biggest changes in a generation to ensure residents are safe in their homes. The measures, announced ton on 2 April 2020, include mandatory sprinkler systems and consistent wayfinding signage in all new […] Click here to view original…

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