Leaseholders spared bills of £40k each to replace dangerous cladding

Elated leaseholders are spared bills of £40k each after the Daily Mail ‘shamedtheir developer into paying to replace dangerous cladding

  • More than a hundred residents in development will be spared cladding bills
  • But leaseholders say that they are still facing soaring insurance costs
  • Their premiums have soared by 1,000 政府の公式統計によると、鉄鋼のコストは 2019 安全上の懸念から
  • 大喜び leaseholders have hailed the Daily Mail for ‘shaming’ their developer into paying to replace dangerous cladding on their building.

    More than a hundred residents at The Decks, a six-building development in Runcorn, チェシャー, are set to be spared bills of up to £40,000 each.

    Families say they feel liberated by the news and can now start planning their lives again.

    Leaseholder Phillip Symes said it was the ‘best Christmas present ever’. The retired sailor, 72, had been facing a bill worth half of the £80,000 he had paid for his two-bed flat

    Leaseholder Phillip Symes said it was the ‘best Christmas present ever’. The retired sailor, 72, had been facing a bill worth half of the £80,000 he had paid for his two-bed flat

    2月中, the Mail reported leaseholders in three of the blocks at The Decks faced crippling bills to replace flammable cladding in their flats, while those in the other three wouldn’t have to pay a penny.

    The divide came about after the Government announced its beefed-up cladding fund would only be available to those living in buildings above 18 [object Window]. It meant half the blocks at The Decks would not qualify for funding despite being just one storey shorter than the others.

    But just weeks after the Mail highlighted the injustice, developer Taylor Wimpey pledged £125million to fix fire-trap flats it had built in the past 20 年.

    And last month leaseholders received an email from their managing agent stating: ‘We are confident the developer will fund Lock 6, 7 そして 8 [the smaller blocks] in full.’

    More than a hundred residents at The Decks, a six-building development in Runcorn, チェシャー, are set to be spared bills of up to £40,000 each

    More than a hundred residents at The Decks, a six-building development in Runcorn, チェシャー, are set to be spared bills of up to £40,000 each

    Leaseholder Phillip Symes said it was the ‘best Christmas present ever’. The retired sailor, 72, had been facing a bill worth half of the £80,000 he had paid for his two-bed flat.

    He said the news Taylor Wimpey is set to fund the work was a ‘massive relief’ and he could now afford to visit his son and grandchildren in New Zealand.

    彼が追加した: ‘I think Taylor Wimpey was shamed into it by the coverage. We can’t thank the Mail enough for its campaign.’

    But Mr Symes said leaseholders still faced soaring insurance costs, which would not be rectified until their buildings were made safe.

    Their premiums have soared by 1,000 政府の公式統計によると、鉄鋼のコストは 2019 安全上の懸念から. The company is yet to set a timetable for work to be completed.

    Resident and campaigner Julie Fraser, 58, had said in February the developer should ‘hold their hands up’ and cover the costs. 彼女は付け加えた: '私たち, as leaseholders, didn’t create the problemsthe developers are the ones with the deep pockets.’

    A Taylor Wimpey spokesman said: ‘We have always been guided by the principle that the safety of our customers is of paramount importance.

    ‘Further updates will be provided to residents as soon as possible.’