5 October 2020
Finally the media are running with the cladding scandal, but one group is missing: disabled leaseholders

By Georgie Hulme Credit to Greater Manchester Housing Action who originally posted this article in their blog: http://www.gmhousingaction.com/disabled-leaseholders-fire-safety/ Since the horrendous Grenfell tragedy, more and more buildings are being identified nationwide as unsafe due to various fire safety defects. The main issue is cladding, but the problem goes much further than this. Nobody should be […]

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21 September 2020
Nikki's Story

My Dad died eight years ago leaving me with some inheritance money. He died at age 57 from a brain tumour and was sick for 17 months before he passed away. It was the most devastating experience of my life and I know I will never really get over it. I learnt back then how […]

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1 May 2020
Natasha's Story

My partner and I were first time buyers when we bought this flat five years ago. We worked so hard to get here and were so happy. However, in December, we found out the fire alarm wasn't loud enough to be heard in the flats - which is incompatible with the new "Get Out" policy […]

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30 April 2020
Jack's Story (an NHS Doctor)

Block Name: The Nile Block Location: Deansgate, Manchester Block Stats: 138 Flats Block Issue: Zinc cladding without horizontal fire breaks, despite the building being over 18m. Also requirement for widespread improvements to pipe and cable penetration firestopping My Personal Story My wife and I bought a flat in the river city complex in Central Manchester […]

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30 April 2020
Leanne's Story

Block Location: New Islington, Manchester Block Stats: 60 flats, 6 floors My Personal Story I set myself a goal at age 25 that I would own my own property by 30. For 4 years I channelled all my energies into saving enough for a deposit to buy myself a city centre apartment. I spent months trying […]

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30 April 2020
Building Safety Fund - Is it Sufficient?

We are thankful for the Building Safety Fund of £1bn announced by Rishi Sunak in the recent budget. However we know that it will not be nearly enough. Robert Jenrick, Chris Pincher and the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government must start to relieve the burden TODAY (and buy some goodwill) by: Reviewing waking […]

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29 April 2020
Julie's Story - Imperial Point

Block Name: Imperial Point Block Location: Media City, Salford Quays Block Stats: 116 Flats My Personal Story My name is Julie Taylor and I am co-ordinating the campaign for Imperial Point leaseholders who have been informed the costs to replace insulation on our building will be passed down to leaseholders by the Landlord (Peel L&P). […]

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29 April 2020
Financial Advice for Leaseholders with Cladding and Fire Safety Issues

While Coronavirus has quite rightly taken up 99% of available news space in the media, there are other issues that continue to be of huge significance and affect large numbers of people. There are hundreds of thousands of leaseholders, in apartment blocks up and down the country, who are still facing uncertain times and financial […]

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29 April 2020
A Story of Failed Regulation by Jane Bottomley

Having returned to the UK after spending many years living and working abroad, I thought I may have left it too late to own my own home. With limited funds, and somewhat nervous of the housing market, I thought shared ownership might be the way to go. And so when I saw adverts for a […]

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29 April 2020
Skyline Central 1... Our Story So Far....

In February 2019, we were shocked to discover that the building which we live in did not comply with fire safety standards, and that we, the leaseholders have been hit with the bills of up to £25,000 per flat to cover the cost of fixing unsafe cladding and remedial fire breaks on our building. Despite […]

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