End Our Cladding Scandal campaigners and supporters have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson begging him to end the building safety crisis.Continue reading “Letter to Boris Johnson”
📣 8am: The sound of a circular saw reminds me I might have people walking past my sixth floor window at any point.
Last night Conservative MPs voted to remove an amendment to the Fire Safety Bill that would have protected leaseholders from the cost of replacing dangerous cladding. The amendment was rejected 322 to 253.Continue reading “Conservative MPs Vote Against Fire Safety Bill Amendment”
When Lord Greenhalgh (Minister for Building Safety) and Richard Goodman (Director-General for Building Safety at MHCLG) appeared before the HCLG Committee on 8th March, it was already 1,363 days since the Grenfell tragedy. Forty-five months. Almost four years. Yet there was still no sign of urgency in solving the building safety crisis for the thousands of leaseholders who remain trapped.
Leaseholders frequently tell us they have heard nothing since their building applied to the Building Safety Fund last summer. When asked why the pace of non-ACM remediation funding has been so slow (only £160m of the £1bn fund has been allocated so far), Lord Greenhalgh said the delays were due to applicants, as information is missing or insufficient in about half of all registrations.Continue reading “HCLG Committee Questions Lord Greenhalgh on Forced Loans and Non-Cladding Costs”
When we relaunched our campaign in September 2020, one of our key Campaign Aims was a fairer, faster process to replace EWS1 together with the Government funding necessary to ensure all buildings requiring a form are surveyed at pace, to help the millions of people trapped in limbo due to the zero-risk approach inherent in the Government’s January 2020 Advice Notes.Continue reading “Response to RICS Guidance on Valuation of Residential Buildings with Cladding”
It’s with a very heavy heart that we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the LeaseholdersTogether rally originally planned for 15 July 2021 following the latest extension of Covid-19 restrictions.Continue reading “Leaseholders Together Rally: Latest Update”
On Wednesday 26 May, we met with Lord Greenhalgh and members of MHCLG’s Building Safety Team to discuss progress.Continue reading “Meeting with Lord Greenhalgh and MHCLG officials”
On 8 June, the stories of innocent leaseholders blighted by the building safety scandal were projected onto the side of the Houses of Parliament.Continue reading “‘We Are Trapped’ Film Projection”
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Join leaseholders across the country on 5 June 2021 as they protest outside new home sales offices.
Despite our best efforts, the Fire Safety Bill has passed without amendment. Here is the official EOCS response to this development.Continue reading “Fire Safety Bill: Official EOCS Statement”
On 10 February 2021, the Government announced that it would introduce a new Residential Property Developer Tax as part of its Building Safety Package. The Government is now consulting on the design of that tax ahead of its inclusion in the 2021-22 Finance Bill. The consultation runs until 22 July 2021.Continue reading “Consultation on New Residential Property Developer Tax”
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee has issued a cladding remediation follow-up report. We support the recommendations of the Committee.Continue reading “Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee Report Published”
The Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a consultation on a new code of practice to assess external walls and cladding systems. The deadline to comment is 20 May 2021.Continue reading “Consultation on New Code of Practice for External Walls”