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 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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Dame Judith Hackitt commends Salix Homes as cladding remediation complete

A leading figure in building safety has commended Salix Homes for its commitment to fire and building safety as the housing association announced the completion of its cladding remediation programme. Dame Judith Hackitt is Chair of the Industry Safety Steering Group (ISSG) and led the Government’s Independent Review of […] Click here to view original…

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Leaseholders’ battle for cladding cash shows PM’s disconnect with public

The post-Grenfell nightmare for high-rise leaseholders throws the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s greed and bellyaching about John Lewis furniture into sharp relief Grenfell Tower in the wake of the tragic 2017 fire. Image credit: ChiralJon/Flickr It’s a housing story that could yet cost the government dear. The details remain […] Click here to view original…

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MPs slam cladding fund as inadequate

MPs have slammed the government’s response to the cladding scandal in a report calling for more funding to make buildings safe and prevent the financial burden from falling on leaseholders. The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (HCLGC) says current plans fail to deliver on ministers’ promises that leaseholders […] Click here to view original…

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