Cladding costs for leaseholders could run to £11.43bn

Cladding costs for leaseholders could run to £11.43bn

An estimated £11.43bn in costs could be incurred addressing the issues around properties affected by the cladding scandal, according to StripeHomes. Last week, Parliament voted against protecting leaseholders from post-Grenfell fire safety costs, a move that could cost individuals as much as £75,000 each – though it is thought […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding protest after fire at New Providence Wharf in east London

Cladding protest after fire at New Providence Wharf in east London

Harry Scoffin Residents living in flats with ACM cladding gathered in Isle of Dogs , east London , on Saturday to urge the government to protect leaseholders from post- Grenfell remediation bills. Protesters held placards while chanting “enough is enough”. Police were also seen at the protest. The demonstration […] Click here to view original…

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St Kilda apartment building evacuated over combustible cladding fears

St Kilda apartment building evacuated over combustible cladding fears

A bayside apartment building in Melbourne has been evacuated over safety fears due to combustible cladding. The Port Phillip Council municipal building surveyor has ordered residents of a St Kilda apartment building with combustible cladding concerns and other fire safety matters to leave within two weeks, Mayor Louise Crawford […] Click here to view original…

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Sorry… you’re trapped in the wrong type of fire-risk flat: Leaseholders are told defects are not covered by £5billion fund in latest blow to families caught up in cladding scandal

Sorry... you're trapped in the wrong type of fire-risk flat: Leaseholders are told defects are not covered by £5billion fund in latest blow to families caught up in cladding scandal

Homeowners facing bills of up to £100,000 each to fix fire-trap flats have been denied Government funding – because they have the wrong type of defects. Two blocks, where more than 200 people live, are so dangerous a 24-hour fire patrol keeps residents safe. They have defective cavity barriers, […] Click here to view original…

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Hundreds of thousands of people live in dangerous, worthless and unmortgageable flats due to the cladding scandal as the government abandons homeowners and chooses to protect developers

Hundreds of thousands of people live in dangerous, worthless and unmortgageable flats due to the cladding scandal as the government abandons homeowners and chooses to protect developers

Campaigners including Manchester mayor Andy Burnham continue to fight for justice for cladding and building safety scandal victims. Five years ago my wife and I made a big mistake. Using a pension payment and a legacy from my parents, we bought a flat for our daughter, who was finishing […] Click here to view original…

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Fight to protect Portishead residents from cladding bill burden

People who are paying costly sums to make their homes safe may see a change in the law to protect them from spending substantial costs. Around 1,000 people who live in blocks around Portishead Marina – which are under 18 metres – are now footing the bill associated with […] Click here to view original…

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Homeless, cladding, walking, green jobs and go vegan

Homeless, cladding, walking, green jobs and go vegan

Homeless still failed by the system Trevor Ellis, Chalkhill Road,Wembley, writes: I know times are hard and local authorities are struggling to maintain key services as Covid-19 continues to hold back progress. Under such tough social conditions, it’s not surprising to find that a growing number of residents are […] Click here to view original…

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