Twenty-two consumer and industry groups and companies with involvement in the ongoing cladding scandal have joined forces in an unprecedented show of solidarity in order to campaign together.
Property managers, residents, freeholders and cladding campaigners have signed a joint letter to new Chancellor Rishi Sunak to press for the government to provide the billons of pounds needed to fix the cladding crisis in the UK following the Grenfell Towers fire tragedy.
The country’s ongoing cladding scandal has consequences for estate agents too.
An increasing number of home owners are now stuck in buildings that feature dangerous cladding; many lenders will not approve mortgages for apartments within them and potential purchasers are wary of the costs they could face to replace cladding.
Those signing the letter include trade bodies such as the Association of Residential Managing Agents, the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership and The British Property Federation.
Others include property management giants SDL Property Management, Trinity Estates and FirstPort as well as freeholders such as the Wallace Partnership Group and Simarc.