High Rise Flats: Insulation

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Florence Eshalomi Florence Eshalomi Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to support leaseholders who experience delays in receiving an EWS1 form as a result of the low risk profile of their property.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The EWS1 form was introduced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to assist in valuation of high-rise residential buildings for mortgage purposes. The Department does not support a blanket approach In EWS1 requests for lower rise properties and is encouraging mortgage lenders to accept other equivalent evidence from building owners for valuation purposes.

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