Cladding: Leeds flat owners on ‘purgatory’ of cladding bill fears

Reece Garcia said flat owners are “crying out” for a solution An apartment owner facing a large bill for fire safety improvements has said it is “like living in purgatory”. Reece Garcia, 33, received a service charge for £103,000 for his apartment in a high-rise building in Leeds. He […] Click here to view original…

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Form EWS1 – Fire Safety in High-Rise Blocks

In this article we look at what a Form EWS1 is, when one might be required, and how it could affect our landlord and tenant clients alike. What is an EWS1 Form? Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017, the government engaged in extensive consultation to address […] Click here to view original…

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UK builders warn of fewer new affordable homes due to safety crisis costs

Plans for thousands of affordable homes are likely to be dropped as billions of pounds are set aside to fix the building safety crisis, UK builders have warned. Clarion Housing Group , the UK’s largest provider of affordable housing, told The Guardian it is set to build 1,800 fewer […] Click here to view original…

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The Birmingham flats covered in plastic as cladding removed

Life behind plastic at Islington Gates, Birmingham It has been two years since residents at a block of flats in Birmingham were told cladding was making their homes unsafe. Islington Gates is among the first developments in the country to undergo remediation works after the Grenfell fire raised concerns […] Click here to view original…

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Thousands of affordable UK homes ‘won’t be built because of safety crisis’

Plans for thousands of affordable homes face being scrapped as billions of pounds are diverted to fixing the building safety crisis, builders have said. Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest provider of affordable housing, has told the Guardian it is on course to build 1,800 fewer affordable properties over […] Click here to view original…

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Flat owner receives £101K invoice for dangerous cladding repairs

Flat owner receives £101K invoice for dangerous cladding repairs 1 Homeowner receives cladding bill for £101K: Building safety crisis hits home as 26-year-old gets a six-figure invoice for repairs to her £180K flat Emilie Boswell lives in a two-bed flat in Leeds Dock affected by cladding issues She has […] Click here to view original…

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