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Cladding remediation process ‘not quick enough’

The government’s building remediation process ‘should have started some time ago’, according to a leading trade association. Earlier this month, housing secretary Michael Gove announced plans to force developers to pay for remediation costs of unsafe cladding across the UK. David O’Leary, policy director of the Home Builders Federation, said the picture of how many…

‘Leaseholders are blameless’ – Gove tells developers to pay for Cladding scandal

The housing secretary Michael Gove has argued that developers should “pay the price” for the cladding scandal, as he set out the government’s plans to fix the crisis in the House of Commons this afternoon. Gove told the Commons “it is morally wrong that they [leaseholders] should be the ones asked to pay the price.”…

Trapped: Britain’s cladding crisis

Five years ago, Charlotte Meehan achieved one of life’s big milestones, purchasing the lease on a one-bedroom flat with her partner.  It has since come to light that the flat complex poses serious fire safety issues, ranging from flammable HPL cladding to missing cavity barriers.  Like thousands of others across the UK, Charlotte and her…

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