Our homes are more than just a roof over our heads, they are an extension of our lifestyle and individual personalities, yet despite the ability to tailor every aspect of our property to our specific needs, you can't beat the basics.
Flat owners who have struggled to sell their homes because of fire safety risks, despite not having any cladding on their building, could soon be able to find buyers after surveyors proposed changes to how the properties are valued.
Report says funding to repair hazards would be paid back in eight years in NHS savings
Claim is made by Labour Party which says bungling over cladding is forcing surveyors and lenders to under-value some properties within towers over 18m tall.
The Government is inviting views on a new building safety regime, as it seeks to bring forward new legislation to keep residents safe following the deadly Grenfell Tower fire.
Phil Murphy watched the Grenfell disaster unfold on television from his flat on the eighth floor of a Manchester tower block. The former firefighter immediately decided to check out his own building's safety - and was horrified at what he discovered.
Nearly 750,000 privately rented homes in England are failing to meet basic safety standards.
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