10 Jun 2021

Waking Watch Relief Fund Deadline Looms

The Government re-opened the application process for the £30m Waking Watch Relief Fund; which was introduced to reimburse Leaseholders for the cost of having to install a fire alarm system under NFCC Guidance. Leaseholders in buildings that installed a fire alarm system after 17th December 2020 are able to apply to the fund. The application […]

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29 Apr 2021

Call on Government to Scrap Loan Scheme

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee have published a report calling for the Government to scrap the proposed ‘long term loan scheme’ and establish a comprehensive Building Safety Fund. The Committee also calls for funds to be made available for Leaseholders in the highest risk flats; as opposed to the current ’18m rule’.  Risk […]

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29 Apr 2021

Fire Safety Bill

Parliament are set to pass the Fire Safety Bill today. Read the commentary from the IRPM here: Fire Safety Bill Update (irpm.org.uk)

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28 Apr 2021

MPs Vote Against Fire Safety Bill Amendment

MPs have voted against an amendment to the Fire Safety Bill which, if successful, would have protected Leaseholders from Landlords passing on costs for the remediation of non-compliant cladding. MPs voted 340 to 225 against the amendment yesterday. Read the full article here: Vote to protect leaseholders from cladding costs fails despite Tory rebellion (msn.com)

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19 Apr 2021

Mortgage Providers Give Feedback on RICS Guidance

On the 5th April 2021 a Guidance Note from the RICS for Lenders and Valuers became effective. UK Finance, who represent the 200 largest lenders in the UK, initially advised that approximately 70% of the lenders it represents would work in accordance with the Guidance Note. Now, lenders have shared their approach to this Guidance […]

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18 Mar 2021

BSF Applications Mapped

We have produced a map to demonstrate the number of registrations per region. Please follow the link below to view and download the map. BSF Registration Map  

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18 Mar 2021

Waking Watch Relief Fund Opened to London Applicants

The Government has announced today that applications for the Waking Watch Relief Fund in London have been opened. The Fund is there to provide the up-front cost of installing a fire alarm system in a building that currently has a waking watch. The installation of a fire alarm system will do away with the need […]

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16 Mar 2021

New Guidance Issued for Valuers

The RICS has published new guidance for Valuers in order to enable Valuers to determine is an EWS1 Form is required on a block or not. The RICS state that: ‘Following consultation with the fire safety industry, insurers and lenders, it provides criteria that can be used by valuers during a standard valuation inspection to […]

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2 Mar 2021

Cladding Consulting Featured

We are excited to announce our first online feature, which has been posted on Landlord Zone today. A link to the full article is below. Cladding service launched to help landlords battle Building Safety Fund red tape (landlordzone.co.uk)

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22 Feb 2021

Kingspan takes corrective action

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh has today apologised for ‘unacceptable employee conduct’ that was exposed by the Grenfell Fire inquiry but promised corrective action is being taken. Read the full story here: Kingspan takes corrective action

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