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 response to the consultation on building safety directors
We do not agree with the decision to force RMCs and RTMs to appoint a building safety director at all.Continue reading “Our response to the consultation on building safety directors”
Talking to the media: Top tips to help you prepare
We all know that the building safety crisis is far from over – but the public will only know that if they hear our stories in the media. Fresh stories can help to keep the campaign alive, and knowing that you can step up and do something practical to help the campaign can feel empowering too.
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Our statement on Michael Gove’s interview with the Sunday Times
We thank Mr Gove for his acknowledgement of the direct part the state played in enabling the building safety crisis that has ruined the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent leaseholders across the country.Continue reading “Our statement on Michael Gove’s interview with the Sunday Times”
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”
Seven parliamentary deadlines for campaigners
In this guest blog, policy and campaigns consultant Ayaz Manji outlines seven key deadlines for some parliamentary tools to get MPs raising your issue and holding the Government to account.Continue reading “Seven parliamentary deadlines for campaigners”
End Our Cladding Scandal Awards 2022
As we start the new year, we look back at 2022 with the End Our Cladding Scandal Awards, from the Building Safety Fake News of the Year to the Hero of the Year, and everything in between.Continue reading “End Our Cladding Scandal Awards 2022”
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.Continue reading “Our letter to the LUHC Committee: Thousands of ‘non-qualifying’ leaseholders are excluded from protection”
No backsliding: Developer safety ‘pledges’ must be turned into unambiguous legal contracts without further delay
In April, Michael Gove announced that the biggest UK homebuilders had ‘pledged’ to fix all unsafe buildings over 11 metres in height that they had played a role in developing in the last 30 years.
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) press release declared this ‘a victory for leaseholders’ – although we think leaseholders will be the judge of that, and the devil is still very much in the detail.
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