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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The dangers of living in lockdown in flats covered with flammable cladding

Ritu Saha, of Bromley in south London, is living in a building with flammable cladding during lockdown (Picture: Cladding Action Group) A woman living in a block of flats which could go up in flames at any moment has described how its residents feel ‘completely trapped’ during the coronavirus […] Click here to view original…

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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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Flat owners living lockdown in fear of fire and bankruptcy

Residents of the St George apartment building in Leeds Copyright: jpimedia First-time buyer Hayley Tillotson worked hard to achieve her ambition of owning her own home. The 28-year-old moved back in with her father for five years and saved until she had the deposit needed to buy her one-bedroom […] Click here to view original…

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Dangerous combustible cladding still not replaced on 70% of buildings

Smoke billows out from the 24-storey Grenfell Tower DANGEROUS cladding has still not been replaced on the vast majority of at-risk blocks of flats, a damning survey by MPs found today. The housing, communities and local government committee (HCLG) quizzed 1,352 people living in such buildings as part of […] Click here to view original…

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