Ahead of the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire there are still 2,000 high risk residential buildings with some form of dangerous cladding.
- Report: Cladding: progress of remediation
- Inquiry: Cladding: progress on remediation
- Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
The consequences for home owners have been devastating, with properties becoming unmortgageable and unsellable. Many residents continue to pay hundreds of pounds a month for waking fire watches and face bills of tens of thousands of pounds for remedial work fix fire safety issues.
From ARMA, 12th June 2020
Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee Report ‘Cladding: progress of remediation’
ARMA welcomes the publication of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee Second Report ‘Cladding: progress of remediation’. The likely scale of the problem and the unfairness facing leaseholders being asked to pay for cladding related costs such as fire alarms and waking watches is made clear for all to see.
It particularly applauds the recognition given to the emotional and psychological toll that leaseholders face.
Dr Nigel Glen, CEO of ARMA, said: “It is vital that adequate funds are provided so that all buildings deemed a high fire risk, regardless of height or material, are remediated as quickly as possible, with arguments about who is at fault and who should pay being addressed separately. The report outlined a number of interesting ways in which this could be achieved but getting people safe must be the first priority.