DALE ROBERTS

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Tuesday 8th December 2015


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DALE ROBERTS

10:44 AM, 23rd July 2021, About 2 days ago

Government agree with lenders to end EWS1 form requirement for below 18 metres

Another useless piece of legislation to make it look as though the Tories are doing something constructive about the cladding scandal. And this was done just hours before the Fire Safety Bill was voted on in parliament yesterday which most certainly does NOT protect leaseholders from the responsibility of financially paying for all historic fire defects. Fire defects that are a direct result of tardy regulation and a corrupt relationship between developers and government/councils.
Unless RICS or the lending institutions, as a collective, agree with government the status quo remains as is.
Our buildings continue to be worth nil value ; unsaleable, unmortgageable and unrentable.... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

17:32 PM, 13th July 2021, About 2 weeks ago

The Building Safety Bill - Rights, Powers and Protections for Residents

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 13/07/2021 - 10:23
No innocent leaseholder should be liable for any historical building defect.
There is a very cogent expose on the above :
https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-house-mafia-the-scandal-of-new-builds
I particularly like the following from the article :
"Above all, a full Competition and Market Authority inquiry into UK housebuilders is long overdue. Powerful vested interests benefit mightily from this high-price, low-build-quality gridlock. They make big political donations to protect the status quo."... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

12:19 PM, 10th July 2021, About 2 weeks ago

The Building Safety Bill - Rights, Powers and Protections for Residents

Reply to the comment left by Shining Wit at 10/07/2021 - 10:49
The "debt" is assigned to the building ie the leaseholder who lives in or buys into the development is liable for the debt as an ongoing expense.... Read More

DALE ROBERTS

14:26 PM, 5th July 2021, About 3 weeks ago

The Building Safety Bill - Rights, Powers and Protections for Residents

Neat but immoral sidestep Jenrick.
The government is responsible for implementing and overseeing the regime of building regulations and enforcing same and this has been so for decades.
The government therefore cannot escape the fact that it has culpability.
It isn't leaseholders who are responsible for or oversaw the building of their units.
To now make them responsible for suing those builders for shoddy historic building works, that have left them vulnerable to ever escalating costs AND to remediate same, indicates an egregious, biased and partisan lack of awareness of the true scale and scandal of this matter.
However, it does continue to expose the very cosy relationship enjoyed by the Tories and their developer funders.
Most developers are no longer in business. The cost of litigation is astronomical and could in the courts for decades.
You have once again made leaseholders responsible for bad legislative governance.
This is not a solution. It's a glory kick into your own net.
If you bought a home that needs an intrusive survey every five years to ensure it is still safe you should never have been sold that home in the first place... Read More