Following the Grenfell disaster in 2017 the remediation of unsafe cladding to high-rise residential accommodation has become a priority across the Country. It is clear that many residential apartment buildings comprise historical fire safety defects, including combustible cladding and defective fire barriers. Each cladding remediation project has a different set of risks and challenges, and successful project delivery will require specialist input to manage the construction works and to coordinate the involvement of all parties.
Owners of high-rise residential properties seeking to sell or re-mortgage their homes are often asked by lenders for an EWS1 form. Although not a statutory requirement, lenders may refuse a mortgage application where one cannot be produced. Through our skills and experience in delivering such projects, Ingleton Wood are well placed to help property managers and developers to manage the complex EWS process. Our sector experience includes cladding remediation works funded through the Building Safety Fund and Cladding Safety Scheme. We have also worked with developers who have signed the Developer Pledge. Such funds are used to remedy life-critical fire safety defects arising from the design, construction or refurbishment of buildings.
Please note that the new requirements to the Building Safety Act apply to these works, please review our Building Safety Act pages to learn more.
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