The cladding scandal: The thousands left without a mortgage or unable to sell

The government recently unveiled a social housing white paper, which hopes to transform social housing’s future for the better and give hope to those affected by the disasters from the past. The seven step charter set out by the government to help raise the standards of social housing, both […] Click here to view original…

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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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Combustible cladding survey highlights ongoing issues in multi-occupancy buildings

THE HOUSING, Communities and Local Government Committee in Parliament has published the findings of a survey into the progress of remediation work designed to improve fire safety in residential buildings. The survey highlights significant ongoing fire safety issues in multi-occupancy buildings across the country, leaving residents facing bills of […] Click here to view original…

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Union slams deadly fire failings and cuts

Marking Firefighters Memorial Day last week (Pic: Mark Thomas and FBU) Firefighters have attacked the government and building owners as a parliamentary committee’s cladding survey highlighted widespread safety failings. The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee last week published the findings of a survey into the progress of work […] 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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