We thank Michael Gove and his Department for their work to ensure that 39 developers, who were initially asked to sign the Government’s pledge a year ago, have so far signed the developer remediation contract. The “naming and shaming” of those who have still failed to take responsibility is appreciated – and long overdue. Mr Gove’s apology to leaseholders for the many years that we have been forced to wait for our homes to be made safe is also welcome. However, the time for tough talk is clearly over.Continue reading “Our statement on Michael Gove’s building safety update”
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.Continue reading “Our meeting with Michael Gove”
DLUHC responses to EOCS questions
DLUHC has responded to the questions we submitted following our meeting on 3 August 2022 with the then Secretary of State for Housing, Greg Clark.Continue reading “DLUHC responses to EOCS questions”
Statement on our 3 August meeting with Housing Secretary Greg Clark
We would like to thank the new Secretary of State for Housing, Greg Clark, for meeting us to listen to the stories of ordinary people trapped in the building safety crisis. Mr Clark told us that he considers this scandal to be the most important issue facing his department today, and one that he is determined to solve. Last week, a construction industry source suggested that finalising contracts should be delayed until a new prime minister is in place. However, Mr Clark has told us that the Government will accelerate policies put forward by his predecessor, Michael Gove, and that there will be no ‘treading water’.Continue reading “Statement on our 3 August meeting with Housing Secretary Greg Clark”
Our meeting with DLUHC
On Monday 27 June, we met with Michael Gove’s officials to follow up our meeting of 7 June prior to the Building Safety Act’s leaseholder protections coming into force the following day.Continue reading “Our meeting with DLUHC”
Leasehold high-rise flats: Who pays for fire safety work?
This briefing from the House of Commons Library considers debate about responsibility for paying for fire safety works on blocks of flats in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. It covers provisions in the Building Safety Act 2022.
Our meeting with DLUHC
On Tuesday 7 June, we met with Michael Gove’s officials to discuss our ongoing concerns around the leaseholder protections in the Building Safety Act, as well as to hear an update on the Act’s secondary legislation.Continue reading “Our meeting with DLUHC”
Why we need better protection in the Building Safety Bill
It is nearly five years since the catastrophic fire at Grenfell Tower. The Grenfell Tower Inquiry has shown how the Civil Service and ex-Ministers failed to act on repeated warnings, largely due to the deregulatory landscape.Continue reading “Why we need better protection in the Building Safety Bill”
Additional £27m to fund alarms in buildings with Waking Watch
We welcome the news that there will be an additional £27m to fund alarms in buildings where a Waking Watch is in place, and that funding is finally to be extended to help innocent leaseholders in buildings below 18m and with non-cladding defects.
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