RICS issues cladding guidance for public consultation

RICS issues cladding guidance for public consultation

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has issued proposed guidance for public consultation, stating that on buildings over six storeys there should be no cladding or curtain wall glazing on the building. For buildings of five or six storeys, the guidance proposes that there should not be a […] 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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Dangerous cladding removed from less than half Southwark’s affected blocks

Dangerous cladding removed from less than half Southwark’s affected blocks

Less than half have had cladding removed L&Q’s Arch Street – residents had to move out in 2019 during remedial work after fire safety problems were identified. Residents in other blocks around the country have not even had work begin. More than three years after the Grenfell tower disaster […] Click here to view original…

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Boris Johnson hints at help for leaseholders in buildings under 18m hit by cladding issues

Boris Johnson hints at help for leaseholders in buildings under 18m hit by cladding issues

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is drawing up a new ‘risk matrix’ to help leaseholders unable to sell flats in blocks shorter than 18m with potentially dangerous cladding, the prime minister has said. Boris Johnson during prime minister’s questions (picture: Parliament TV) Sharelines Speaking during prime minister’s […] Click here to view original…

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