Residents forced to shower outside 'humiliated'

The shower block which is near a main road was installed while pipes are replaced in the flats Residents living in a block of 90 flats have described being forced to use outdoor showers as “humiliating”. The Stratford apartments, in east London, have been without hot water and heating […] Click here to view original…

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Student landlord takes action on HPL cladding

4 days Unite Group, landlord to 74,000 students across the UK, is set to spend up to £20m over the next two years replacing cladding due to fire risk. A Unite Students property in Bristol Unite has already removed aluminium composite materials (ACM) cladding from its tall buildings in […] Click here to view original…

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People living in Bristol's Eclipse Tower could need psychological help over Grenfell cladding 'trauma'

Eclipse Tower above Harvey Nichols in Cabot Circus which has the Grenfell-like cladding People living in a Bristol tower block which has the same cladding as Grenfell Tower in London could need psychological support. That’s the warning from the British Psychological Society, who said they have increasing concern for […] Click here to view original…

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Social landlords ‘face £10bn bill to fix fire safety problems’

Social landlords have warned they are facing a bill of more than £10bn to fix fire safety problems after the Grenfell Tower disaster and that much-needed affordable housebuilding is in jeopardy unless the government funds a bailout. The cost is at least 25 times greater than the £400m budgeted […] Click here to view original…

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Cladding scandal: is it safe to invest in a new-build high rise?

It’s been more than two years since the Grenfell Tower disaster, and a lot’s changed in the construction industry, but the repercussions are still being felt by many high-rise residents. Across England, thousands of owners of flats in high-rise buildings are currently in limbo, unable to remortgage or sell […] Click here to view original…

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The Grenfell fallout

The scale of the cladding crisis is thought to affect up to 500,000 people nationwide, and we are collaborating with other sector groups and organisations to request a multi-billion-pound fund to remediate unsafe buildings. The fallout from the Grenfell tragedy has proved to be a difficult time for property […] Click here to view original…

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Unite reveals £20m cost of replacing HPL cladding

Waverley House, one of six Unite buildings where ACM cladding has been replaced Unite said it had completed replacement work on all buildings fitted with Grenfell-style ACM cladding and had now turned to assessing the extent of HPL cladding on its estate. The Ministry of Housing has advised that […] Click here to view original…

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