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10th November 2022

New Homes Ombudsman Service

The New Homes Ombudsman Service (‘NHOS’) has been introduced as part of changes brought in by the Building Safety Act 2022 (‘the Act’). Under the Act there is…

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21st September 2022

Cladding claims and fire safety after Grenfell: first reported High Court judgment published

The first substantive claim concerning cladding defects on high rise buildings since Grenfell was handed down by the Technology and Construction Court on 14 July 2022 in the…

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12th July 2022

When does the beneficiary of a collateral warranty have the right to refer a dispute to adjudication?

A recent decision heard in the Court of Appeal, in the case of Abbey Healthcare (Mill Hill) Limited v Simply Construct (UK) LLP [2022] EWCA Civ 823, has overturned…

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5th July 2022

Building Safety Act 2022 changes to the Defective Premises Act 1972 and the Building Act 1984

There have been many changes brought about by the Building Safety Act 2022 (“BSA”) to the way in which multi-occupancy buildings are occupied and constructed. One of the…

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EWS1

Insights

30th March 2022

Clarity on the External Wall System 1 (EWS1)

Following the introduction of the External Wall System 1 (“EWS1”) form in 2019, it is fair to say that confusion erupted across the residential property market. Building owners…

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17th February 2022

UK Government Set to Reform Leasehold and Commonhold Systems

At the moment, the government is keen to implement the recommendations of the Law Commission and make changes to improve the leasehold ownership system. The first of the…

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Insights

28th January 2022

Court of Appeal clarifies position on amendments to a cladding claim after limitation expires

The Limitation Act 1980 sets out the period within which a claim can be brought following a cause of action accruing. For example, section 5 states that an…

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News

27th January 2022

Ellisons Solicitors ensures first-of-its-kind victory for Essex flat owners

Ellisons Solicitors has won a significant victory for flat owners fighting against massive fire patrol (waking watch) bills. Ellisons was instructed by Cherrydown Management Limited, the Residents’ Management…

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Insights

11th January 2022

New proposals set out to fix the Building Safety crisis

There has been plenty of discussion in respect of building safety and cladding in the press in the past couple of years. However, most of this related to…

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fire-safety

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17th December 2021

Fire Safety Enforcement Notices can be appealed if they are made unreasonably

Background Ellisons was recently instructed by a Management Company who was the ‘responsible person’ in relation to fire safety at a large residential development consisting of a number…

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