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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Parliamentary report exposes widespread fire-safety failings three years on from Grenfell Tower inferno

Three years on from the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, around 2,000 high-rise residential or publicly owned buildings are still covered with dangerous cladding, says a cross-party parliamentary report. Titled “Cladding: Progress of Remediation,” the report by Parliament’s Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) committee exposes the deadly conditions still […] Click here to view original…

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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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Cladding victims now being hit by insurance hikes, reports BBC R4 You and Yours

Birmingham’s Islington Gates is one of the cladding sites where leaseholders have been stung by a surge in insurance premiums this year By Harry Scoffin The cladding crisis has rippled through the insurance market, with leasehold tenants in dangerous apartment buildings “being hammered” by “inflated bills”, BBC Radio 4’s […] Click here to view original…

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