Entries by Rosita Mendonca

The External Wall Fire Review process (EWS1 Form Process)

The Grenfell tragedy has resulted in a number of changes being implemented in respect of the Building Regulations in connection with ‘combustible materials. RICS, the BSA and UK Finance agreed an industry-wide process which would be used by valuers, lenders, building owners and fire safety experts in the valuation of high-rise properties. This is where Form […]

Cladding FAQ’s for leaseholders

The Government recently announced that owners of flats and buildings without cladding will no longer require an EWS1 form when selling or re-mortgaging their property- providing relief to nearly 45,000 owners of such properties. For owners of building that do have cladding, the Government has committed to spend nearly £700,000 for the training of 2000 more […]

EWS1 Forms on cladding: 7 things you need to know

Since the Grenfell tragedy in June 2017, new regulations were introduced to ensure the fire safety standards were in place in high-rise buildings. The EWS process is a set way for a building owner to confirm that an external wall system on a residential building has been assessed for safety by a suitable expert. Below […]