Our Meeting with Redrow – December 2023

After recently attending Redrow’s 2023 AGM, we arranged a follow-up meeting on 5th December to discuss the company’s building safety remediation programme in more depth. We met with Tim Stone, Regional Chief Executive with accountability for building safety, and Richard Keogh, Special Projects Director with day-to-day responsibility for the remediation programme.

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End Our Cladding Scandal Manifesto

Everyone deserves a safe home in which to live, work, care for our families and make plans for our future. A safe home is the foundation for building a life in which we can all fulfil our potential.

Yet more than six years after the Grenfell tragedy, hundreds of thousands of people remain trapped in unsafe and unsellable flats.

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Berkeley Group’s 2023 AGM and our follow-up meeting

Thanks to the kind support of ShareAction, a leaseholder affected by the building safety crisis attended Berkeley Group’s AGM on 8th September to question the Board on behalf of our campaign, and this was followed by a meeting on 13th October, to discuss the issues raised in more depth.

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Our meeting with Nationwide’s Head of Property Risk

Despite previous assurances from the big six mortgage lenders, far too many leaseholders of flats affected by cladding and other safety defects are still unable to sell or remortgage their homes.

As part of our campaign to ensure all stakeholders play their part in bringing a fair and speedy resolution to the building safety crisis, on 19th July we attended the AGM of the UK’s third largest mortgage provider, Nationwide Building Society, to question the Board. This was followed by a meeting on 1st September with their Head of Property Risk, Rob Stevens, alongside some of his colleagues.

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Where to get support to resolve your building safety issues

Are you a leaseholder stuck in the building safety crisis and wondering where to turn? In this blogpost, we’ve pulled together a summary of the current resources that may help you. 

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Our meeting with Michael Gove

We met with Housing Secretary Michael Gove on 11th January – this was our fourth meeting with him since his September 2021 appointment and the first since his return to the role in late October 2022.

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Our letter to the LUHC Committee: Thousands of ‘non-qualifying’ leaseholders are excluded from protection

Michael Gove will be questioned during an evidence session with the cross-party LUHC Committee on Monday 21 November, covering a wide range of issues including building safety.

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Our response to the RICS consultation on the proposed valuation approach of properties in residential buildings with cladding

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published a proposed approach to valuation of properties in buildings with cladding and is looking for feedback from stakeholders on the draft guidance.

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Our statement on lending and valuation industries’ “Joint Statement on Cladding” announcement

On 31 March 2022, the lending and valuation industries published a joint statement on cladding to clarify the current lending position for properties where the EWS1 form or equivalent assessment recommends remediation (A3 or B2 rating).

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