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22nd July 2021

A practical example of the difficulties associated with cladding claims

The legal and political ramifications from the Grenfell Tower Disaster continue to be a topic of much debate in legal and political circles.  Whilst the recent passing of…

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7th July 2021

Amends to the Building Safety Bill

On 5 July 2021, the Government published its updated Building Safety Bill (“the Bill”). The Bill provides for a retrospective extension of time for claims under section 1…

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10th June 2021

Consultation on evacuation plans in high-rise residential buildings

This week, on 8 June 2021, the Home Office has published a consultation with proposals to implement recommendations from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 2 Report, which provided…

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4th June 2021

Building Safety – New Residential Property Developer Tax

The Government is currently consulting on a new tax which would apply to residential developers with profits of in excess of £25 million per year. The consultation will…

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18th May 2021

New Homes Quality Board

“It’s completely unacceptable that so many people struggle to get answers when they find issues with their dream new home. That’s why the Ombudsman will stop rogue developers…

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5th May 2021

Will PAS9980 herald a more consistent and balanced approach to addressing the cladding crisis?

As readers of our previous articles will be aware, one of the consequences of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire tragedy is the ongoing uncertainty for those living in…

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20th April 2021

An update on PII for surveyors seeking fire safety cover

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has updated its Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) Approved Minimum Wording. This is to address the issue that surveyors are facing in…

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16th April 2021

Does a Consultant owe a Contractor a duty of care?

In the recent case of Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd v Bathgate Realisations Civil Engineering Ltd and Others the question which the Technology & Construction Court had to consider…

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14th April 2021

EWS1 Changes

What are EWS1s? These surveys, for those who do not know, were developed by RICS. They are an assessment of the safety of external wall systems for high…

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17th March 2021

Naylor and others v Roamquest Ltd and another 2021

The High Court heard an application last week by the Defendants in an ongoing cladding claim. The First Defendant was the developer/freeholder and the Second Defendant was the…

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