Politics

  • Summary of the McPartland-Smith Amendments to the Building Safety Bill
    Summary of the McPartland-Smith Amendments to the Building Safety Bill 1.              The Building Safety Bill is a wide-ranging reform of the rules around planning, construction and occupation of “higher-risk buildings”.  A higher-risk building is to be defined as any building containing 2 or more residential units and which is taller than 18 metres or has more than 7 storeys.   2.              The Building Safety Bill ...
  • EOCS Engagement with the Competition and Markets Authority
    For some years we have been aware of, and faced directly, issues in the opaque residential building insurance regime. There has long appeared to be evidence of cartel-like behaviour by the Insurers, with apparent conflicts of interest between Freeholders, Brokers, and Insurers, meaning the building insurance, that leaseholders are forced to pay for, is not and has never been fair ...
  • EOCS Statement following Select Committee on 8th November
    On 8th November, the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee questioned Secretary of State, Michael Gove, on a range of subjects including Building Safety. You can read our statement following Mr Gove’s appearance here. The post EOCS Statement following Select Committee on 8th November appeared first on End Our Cladding Scandal.
  • Housing association leaseholders in London need the GLA to act
    Many leaseholders in London bought their flats through flagship government-backed schemes such as shared ownership. As a result, a significant number of leaseholders have a housing association (HA) as their landlord; the HA is also often the freeholder of their building, but this is not always the case. Unfortunately, many leaseholders who are caught up in the building safety crisis ...
  • Letter to Michael Gove
    Today, we have written to Michael Gove about the devastating news of the death of Tom Mansell, a 37-year-old leaseholder from Leeds. Read the letter here. Our hearts go out to Tom’s family and friends.  It is incredibly important that we all look after our mental health in these challenging circumstances. If you are struggling, help is ...
  • Join us at the Cladiators’ Party Conference – 3rd October
    Following on swiftly from the successful #LeaseholdersTogether rally in Westminster on 16th September, we have organised the Cladiators’ Party Conference, which will take place outdoors next to Manchester Central Library in St Peter’s Square M2 5PD, from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Sunday 3rd October. This event has been arranged to coincide with the opening day ...
  • Great Turnout For #LeaseholdersTogether Rally
    We were overwhelmed by the absolutely amazing turnout and support at the #LeaseholdersTogether rally in Parliament Square on 16 September. Thanks to everyone who attended. There are so many people to thank: Grenfell United for always standing by us, all of the MPs and speakers, the production team and all of the other teams on the ...
  • EOCS Response to HMT Consultation on RPDT
    This a summary of EOCS response to the HM Treasury consultation on the proposed residential property developer tax and you can read it here. Thank you to everyone who helped with this submission. The End Our Cladding Scandal campaign calls on the Government to lead an urgent, national effort to fix the building safety crisis. Follow us on ...
  • EOCS Response to HMT Consultation on RPDT
    In July, we submitted our response to the HM Treasury Consultation on the proposed Residential Property Developer Tax – you can read it here. Thank you to everyone who helped with this submission. The End Our Cladding Scandal campaign calls on the Government to lead an urgent, national effort to fix the building safety crisis. Follow us on ...
  • Joint Submission to the Building Safety Bill Public Bill Committee
    In partnership with our co-founder UKCAG, we have now submitted our written evidence to the Public Bill Committee considering the Building Safety Bill. Thank you to everyone who helped with this submission. Liam Spender Mark Berentzen 2 5 2021-09-07T13:42:00Z 2021-09-07T13:42:00Z 15 4030 22977 191 53 ...