Today (1 June 2020) marks the start of the short registration period for funding to remove non-ACM (Aluminium Composite Material) cladding on buildings. Non-ACM includes wood and high pressure laminate. Registration closes on 31 July 2020.
After then, the full application process will open. £1 billion has been set aside for this remediation, which is in addition to the £600 million for the unsafe ACM cladding of the type used on the Grenfell Tower.
The scheme applies to residential buildings 18 metres and over in height, in both the private and social housing sectors.
Who can register for funding?
In the private sector, registration is open to building owners, freeholders or the responsible entity.
In the social sector, it applies to registered providers of social housing.
How do you register for the Building Safety Fund scheme?
To register, you have to complete the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government's initial registration of interest form.
Full details of the scheme are available in the Building Safety Fund Registration Prospectus
If you would like any advice on these issues, our property and housing barristers can help, please contact our clerks for details.