We speak with Gavin Smart about the CIH’s current challenges, the state of the sector, and what social housing’s purpose should be.
Peter Baker will head up the new Building Safety Regulator which will oversee the government’s new building safety regime.
Leaseholders in buildings over 18 metres will pay nothing towards remediation while those in shorter buildings will be offered loans.
The New Homes Quality Board will introduce a new code which places more responsibility on developers to deliver quality homes.
£22 million of the Waking Watch Relief Fund will be targeted at the eight cities in England with the most unsafe high-rise buildings.
90% of ACM high-rises have been remediated or have work on site, the government’s latest Building Safety Programme update revealed.
The new regulator will have the power to test construction products, remove products from the market and prosecute rogue companies.
A one-off 10% levy on developers’ profits would fund cladding replacement work on buildings across London, the city’s mayor said.
The new fund will pay for the installation of fire alarm systems in high-rise buildings fitted with dangerous cladding.
Homes England has called on the sector to follow it in signing the charter which builds on recommendations made after the Grenfell Tower fire.