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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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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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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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11th February 2021

More funding announced for cladding remediation works

Bowing to mounting cross-party and media pressure, on 10 February 2021 the government announced further support to aid those worst affected by the post-Grenfell costs of remediating unsafe…

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10th February 2021

Government announces creation of Construction Products Regulator

Given the terrible effects of the Grenfell Tower Fire and the ongoing Inquiry into the causes of the disaster, it is not surprising that a complete overhaul of…

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3rd February 2021

The New 2021 Waking Watch Relief Fund

On 31 January 2021 the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government published guidance on a new relief fund to protect leaseholders from the enormous cost of employing…

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21st December 2020

Liability for Cladding Claims – Leaseholders

Most tall building owners have needed to review the fire protection measures in their buildings following updated government guidance as a consequence of the Grenfell tragedy. Where remedial…

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Liability for Cladding Claims – Management Company/Freeholders

Most tall building owners have needed to review the fire protection measures in their buildings following updated government guidance as a consequence of the Grenfell tragedy. Where remedial…

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