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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Cash for very big favours: Murky links in a £1billion property deal involving Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick and billionaire tycoon Richard Desmond as row threatens to engulf No10

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick was under mounting pressure last night after his links to a lobbyist for a Tory donor’s £1 billion property deal were exposed by The Mail on Sunday. Mr Jenrick is fighting for his Cabinet job after becoming embroiled in a deeply embarrassing ‘cash for favours’ […] Click here to view original…

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Budget 2020: £1bn fund to strip cladding from tall buildings

A £1bn fund to help strip combustible cladding from homes in privately owned tower blocks is “a huge step forward”, but likely to be too little and would still leave thousands of people in financial and safety limbo, leaseholders said. The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, accepted demands to bail out […] Click here to view original…

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Families facing homelessness or paying millions in Grenfell cladding scandal

St George’s Building in Leeds that has the same cladding as Grenfell tower. Heartbroken families are facing eviction or bankruptcy if they cannot cough up millions to pay for the removal of potentially lethal Grenfell-style cladding on their homes. Some 1,000 days after the June 2017 tragedy – which […] Click here to view original…

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Funding for to support flammable cladding replacement 'falling short', MPs warn

(Image: SWNS.com) Funding to support the replacement of flammable cladding on high risk buildings appears to be ‘falling short’, MPs have warned. The Commons Housing committee today launched an inquiry to scrutinise progress in removing the cladding from privately owned buildings and financially supporting homeowners. A £200 million pot […] Click here to view original…

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Social landlords ‘face £10bn bill to fix fire safety problems’

Social landlords have warned they are facing a bill of more than £10bn to fix fire safety problems after the Grenfell Tower disaster and that much-needed affordable housebuilding is in jeopardy unless the government funds a bailout. The cost is at least 25 times greater than the £400m budgeted […] Click here to view original…

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MPs urge government to fix all buildings with dangerous cladding

MPs have demanded that the government finally foot a multi-billion-pound bill to bail out hundreds of thousands of apartment owners caught in the post-Grenfell fire safety crisis . Hilary Benn , MP for Leeds Central, on Wednesday led cross-party calls for the chancellor, Sajid Javid, to urgently increase the […] Click here to view original…

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