Banks and building societies say they weren't consulted on EWS1 form exemption announcement made over weekend by government.
That's despite the majority of such homes being safe. Government insists that anyone living in an apartment block more than 18 metres (59 feet) high must get a fire safety form before they sell. Keeba Critchlow (below) is unable to sell her one-bedroom flat as a result of red tape introduced in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Ministers have revealed an industry initiative to help leaseholders and mortgage lenders access information on building safety and help thousands of people stuck in homes they have been unable to sell since Grenfell.
The owners of tall buildings face pressure to continue removing dangerous cladding, despite coronavirus, after a new fire test showed how quickly flames can spread.
The shadows are about to lengthen across suburbia. Property owners are to be granted new rights to install extra storeys on housing blocks without planning permission in a government push to boost homeownership that appears likely to provoke furious neighbourhood debates.
Historic England has launched a consultation on its updated draft advice note to guide the planning and design of tall buildings.
Originally published in 2007, the Tall Buildings Advice Note was last published in 2015.
The Chancellor should ensure any government-backed fund to make all UK housing blocks safe following the Grenfell tragedy tackles the issue of rendered insulation as well as cladding.
The government has “named and shamed” five building owners who have not fixed dangerous cladding on their properties, describing their behaviour as “egregious”.
Not satisfied by securing planning permission last week for the first ‘super slender’ skyscraper in the UK, Birmingham’s Taylor Grange has now announced plans for a £280m mixed-use residential scheme in the city.
Government will next month start naming those responsible for buildings where works have not yet begun
Internal comms failures meant couple weren't told about dangerous cladding before they completed on the deal, a Trading Standards investigation found.
Thousands of property owners in tower blocks are unable to sell or remortgage in the wake of the disaster
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.
Changes to building fire regulations have significantly delayed new build sales in blocks above 18 metres, according to a new report.
High-pressure laminate must be taken down, fire safety advisers tell government
Grenfell United are projecting messages on to tower blocks in Salford, Newcastle and London which they say are unsafe.
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.
Social landlord Together Housing has sold off a tower block in Calderdale that will help fund its investment programme.
The Government is making around £200 million available to remove and replace unsafe cladding from more than 166 privately owned high rise buildings in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Work on 354 high-rise blocks of flats in England only being finished at rate of six a month
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