11:36 AM, 25th July 2022, About A year ago 5
Has any leaseholder, coming to the end of their mortgage term, been able to re-mortgage with a B2 defective fire risk assessment applied to their building?
Further, the landlord is still holding out ‘waiting’ for Government clarification as to who will pick up the bill on a building over 11m tall, but also over 30 years old?
What happens in this scenario if a lender is not prepared to extend the mortgage term or offer a new product?
Perhaps can the repair clause of the lease force the landlord to carry out repairs which is what the lenders are insisting upon?
The building has, after all, been declared defective/dangerous with a B2 rating, should the Councils impose an Enforcement Notice?
How does a leaseholder in this position stand legally to get the necessary work started, what remedies does the leaseholder have?
“In the Secretary of State’s view, the Requirements of B2 will be met if the spread of flame over the internal linings of the building is restricted by making provision for them to have low rates of surface spread of flame and, in some cases, to have a low rate of heat release, so as to limit the contribution that the fabric of the building makes to fire growth.
“In relation to the European fire tests and classification system, the requirements of B2 will be met if the heat released from the internal linings is restricted by making provision for them to have a resistance to ignition and a rate of fire growth which are reasonable in the circumstances.
“The extent to which this is necessary is dependent on the location of the lining.”
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