We are pleased to be able to confirm we will not be asking residents to pay any of the costs of fire remediation work to the external walls of their blocks, or for works to balconies where the balcony has been deemed to pose a risk of spreading fire.
This follows the Building Safety Act passing into law, which will allow us to pursue original contractors where work done does not meet modern safety standards. Certain liability periods have also been extended for up to 30 years as part of the act.
John Hughes, group director of development, said: “We know this is an issue that has been of concern to our residents for a long time and we hope this announcement will help to put their minds at ease.
The safety of our residents is our foremost concern and our building safety programme will continue to be a huge focus for us in the years to come. We will work closely with our residents to ensure they are informed and engaged as this work continues. Hopefully this reassurance will help with that.
As part of this, we are looking for residents to join our building safety working group, to inform and challenge our work.
- If you want to check the status of the EWS1 (External Wall System) form for your building, or download the document free of charge, you can do so on our dedicated portal. The form can then be provided to lenders, valuers or potential buyers where necessary.