Post-Grenfell cladding inspections find other fire risks

Post-Grenfell cladding inspections find other fire risks

image captionFlat owners have been organising fire safety checks Fire safety inspections have uncovered hundreds of blocks of flats in England and Wales with faulty or missing fire prevention measures, the BBC has found. Flat owners have been looking for evidence of unsafe cladding in the wake of the […] Click here to view original…

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Britain’s biggest building society Nationwide speaks out on cladding fire safety risk scandal – and how it will help owners get moving again

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

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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‘Nightmare’ as Thamesmead residents faced with £13m fire safety bill

‘Nightmare’ as Thamesmead residents faced with £13m fire safety bill

An image of the Royal Artillery Quays, where residents are weighing up a combined ?13m in fire safety repairs. Image: Supplied Hundreds of south-east London residents fear they’ll be lumped with a £13m bill to remove potentially-disastrous flammable cladding from their tower-block homes, with one describing the situation as […] Click here to view original…

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Couple living in a flat with dangerous cladding say they may have to declare bankruptcy due to the £25,000 cost of removing it – and fear it means they’ll never be able to start a family

A couple living in a flat with dangerous cladding say their life is ‘on hold’ and they may have to declare bankruptcy due to the £25,000 cost of having it removed. Abi Tubis, 29, of Leeds, is among the thousands of people across the UK who are trapped living […] Click here to view original…

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