Homes England has issued new guidance notes for property valuers who have been requested by a Help to Buy equity mortgage borrower to value their property with external cladding.Continue reading “New Guidance Notes for Property Valuers (Help to Buy)”
We cautiously welcome today’s shock government announcement on EWS1 and the need to inject some much-needed common sense into how building safety is being handled for low- and medium-rise apartment buildings – a true and proportionate risk-based approach is something we have been calling for since we relaunched our campaign.
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”
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”