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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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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Cladding: Forged signatures on more flats’ fire certificates

Cladding: Forged signatures on more flats' fire certificates

A forged signature was found on a fire safety certificate for Century Wharf near Cardiff Bay At least 15 more forged fire safety certificates have been linked to a company in Caerphilly county. Responding to concerns of fraudulent EWS1 forms raised in the Senedd, the first minister said police […] Click here to view original…

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At least 15 more forged fire safety certificates linked to Welsh company

At least 15 more forged fire safety certificates linked to Welsh company

Century Wharf in Cardiff. At least 15 more forged fire safety certificates have been linked to a company in Wales. After an investigation by WalesOnline revealed a forged signature was found on the fire safety certificate for a Cardiff block of flats, more evidence has surfaced about the wider extent of the problem. […] Click here to…

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Cladding: Forged signatures on more flats’ fire certificates

Cladding: Forged signatures on more flats' fire certificates

A forged signature was found on a fire safety certificate for Century Wharf near Cardiff Bay At least 15 more forged fire safety certificates have been linked to a company in Caerphilly county. Responding to concerns of fraudulent EWS1 forms raised in the Senedd, the first minister said police […] Click here to view original…

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Minister refuses to rule out compulsory building purchases to fix flammable cladding

Minister refuses to rule out compulsory building purchases to fix flammable cladding

Building freeholders who refuse to fix unsafe and combustible cladding could face losing their property to a compulsory government purchase. Housing minister Christopher Pincher (pictured) confirmed the government was open to all options, potentially including compulsory purchases, to solve the issue. While government funds have been made available for […] 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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