Following the Grenfell fire, freeholders and leaseholders are facing significant difficulties in ensuring their homes are safe and that defective cladding is replaced. Oliver Pannell provides an update on the government’s response and recent case law.

Two independent inquiries into cladding have been launched as a result of the Grenfell tragedy. Sir Martin Moore-Bick formally opened his inquiry on 14 September 2017, which is examining ‘the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017. It will establish the facts and will make recommendations as to the action needed to prevent a similar tragedy happening again’…

To read the full article in the December 2018 issue of the Law Society’s Property in Practice Journal, please click here.

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