We are pleased to learn that Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has passed on our letter to its independent Council on Ethics, and we look forward to the opportunity to meet with their representatives to discuss our concerns. This crisis has left about three million people trapped in unsafe or unsellable flats in the UK; it is of the utmost importance that NBIM engages properly and hears directly from the innocent victims. Read NBIM’s reply to our letter here.
This is a guide to the McPartland-Smith amendments to the Building Safety Bill, as at 12 November 2021. We recommend that you read it together with the amendments. Many thanks to Liam Spender for providing this helpful summary.
On 8th November, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee questioned Secretary of State, Michael Gove, on a range of subjects including Building Safety. You can read our statement following Mr Gove’s appearance here.
In partnership with our co-founder UKCAG, we have now submitted our written evidence to the Public Bill Committee considering the Building Safety Bill and you can read it here.
Thank you to everyone who helped with this submission.
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)”
This is a guide to the McPartland-Smith amendments to the Building Safety Bill, as at 27 July 2021. We recommend that you read it together with the amendments. Many thanks to Liam Spender for providing this helpful summary.Continue reading “Building Safety Bill: McPartland-Smith Amendments”
Government announcement on withdrawal of Consolidated Advice Note (CAN)
We met with Lord Greenhalgh and MHCLG officials on 22 July. Our detailed notes of the meeting are below. We expect the next meeting to take place after the summer recess.Continue reading “Summary of Meeting Between Resident Groups, Lord Greenhalgh and MHCLG”
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 Building Safety Bill offers the unique chance for the Government to finally take control of the building safety crisis and, once and for all, to help leaseholders who, through no fault of their own, have found themselves physically, financially and mentally trapped. Unfortunately, the Government still seems scared of getting a grip on this nightmare that has blighted our lives for years.Continue reading “Our response to the Building Safety Bill”
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”