Leaseholders at building in London face having to pay £70,000 each to make it safe
Hundreds of residents in London homes close to Grenfell Tower are facing a cold Christmas after council chiefs told them the cladding on two tower blocks was a “substantial” fire hazard and must be removed without delay.
One of the country’s biggest housebuilders has agreed to cover the cost of replacing combustible Grenfell-style cladding, ending months of financial uncertainty for hundreds of householders.
RICS welcomes the announcement by the Secretary of State, James Brokenshire, at the Conservative Party Conference, banning combustible cladding on all new schools, hospitals, care homes, student accommodation and residential buildings above 18m.
Fifty-four student residential towers have material similar to that at Grenfell Tower
Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has set aside £30m to replace flammable cladding on some of its developments after similar materials were blamed for the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy last year.
Five reports have been published at the start of the fact-finding stage of the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, in which 72 people died. They cover the tower's safety measures, how the fire spread and the evacuation. Here are the key findings.
UK government admits £400m to replace flammable cladding will be taken from Affordable Homes Programme
The insulation that burned out of control on Grenfell Tower had never passed the required safety test and should never have been on the building, a BBC investigation has discovered.
Woman whose London flat has slumped in value is told she can pay back £10,000 of £95,000 loan
Tribunal rules that leaseholders in Croydon block are responsible for making building safe
The freeholder of the Croydon Citiscape apartment block, which is linked to the property tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz, has said it is not obliged to fund the works, while the management company is arguing leaseholders should pay.
Burning cladding on Grenfell Tower would have released 14 times more heat than a key government test allows, the Victoria Derbyshire show has learned.
The US firm that supplied cladding used on London's Grenfell Tower says it has ended global sales of the product for use in high-rise blocks.
Arconic said it was discontinuing sales of Reynobond PE for tower blocks due to "issues" identified by the fire, which is feared to have killed at least 79.
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