Saturday, October 31, 2020
Landlords

Social landlords could recover cladding costs, say legal experts

In response to the Grenfell Tower fire social landlords have been inspecting the cladding on their tower blocks and a number have said the cladding does not match what they originally specified.

Several lawyers have told Inside Housing they have received a large number of enquiries from landlords about the legal routes they could take against contractors following a review of the cladding on their tower blocks.

In a comment piece Charles Beverton, senior associate at Winckworth Sherwood, said most construction contracts require the contractor to comply with all relevant legislation, including the building regulations.

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