Posted Friday, June 12, 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.
The Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) is the leading trade association for companies that manage private residential leasehold blocks of flats in England and Wales.
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."
As a group Fexco Property Services is well placed as trusted advisors to clients and residents. The dedicated in-house H&S team is working to a plan of clearly defined actions, guided by official fire authorities, to assist residents living in properties identified as being at risk. We will continue to support the call for more funding.