Britain’s biggest building society Nationwide has spoken out on what it is doing to help flat owners in blocks with cladding-related fire safety defects, who are struggling to remortgage or move home. These leaseholders are required to have what is known as an EWS1 form to prove their building […] Click here to view original…

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Fire marshals patrol Ipswich flats 24/7 amid cladding fears

Cardinal Lofts, in Ipswich where there are concerns about the cladding Picture: Archant Fire marshals are patrolling an Ipswich Waterfront tower block 24 hours a day after inspectors raised fears about fire safety. Sarah Cushion has a buy-let-flat in Cardinal Lofts. Photo: Sarah Cushion But the move has left […] Click here to view original…

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Residents ‘on a knife edge’ as fireworks let off near combustible cladding

Fireworks go off outside a block of flats in Manchester, filmed by resident Stephen Squires (right) Residents were left “on a knife edge” after fireworks were let off outside their block of flats on Bonfire Night, shortly after they had been told they had combustible cladding on the building. […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding fears following Grenfell

A Leeds flat owner campaigning to remove Grenfell Tower-type cladding believes the government is “pretending to listen” to millions of people trapped in accommodation that is a fire risk. In 2017 account manager Abigail Tubis and her husband spent £164,000 on their two-bedroomed city centre property, believing it would […] Click here to view original…

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Number of tower blocks in London with 24-hour fire patrol doubles

image captionGrenfell Tower fire in June 2017 where 72 people died The number of blocks of flats in London which require round-the-clock monitoring due to potentially unsafe building materials has nearly doubled in seven months, the fire service said. The London Fire Brigade, which makes fortnightly checks on the […] Click here to view original…

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When single mother Timea scraped together enough money to buy a two-bedroom flat in London, she looked forward to providing her son with the security of their own home. But two years later, Timea and thousands of other homeowners in Britain face bankruptcy and homelessness due to the cost […] Click here to view original…

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