By Tara O’Connor, Local Democracy Reporter
Homeowners in a single Croydon city centre block really feel trapped and have watched their home costs plummet to zero as they watch for cladding to be faraway from their properties.
Residents on the Longitude, Latitude and Altitude blocks off Barclay Road are nonetheless ready for cladding to be faraway from their houses and for inside work to be carried out to cease potential fires from spreading between flats.
It is known that in London there are 1,100 buildings over 11 metres which nonetheless have severe hearth issues of safety.
The Government final month handed its Building Safety Bill in a bid to make new builds safer.
A 41-year-old man, who requested to not be named, owns a flat within the Latitude block, however now lives in a bigger flat in Longitude after having a baby and needing an additional bed room.
He stated: “They are still trying to figure out the cost – there is a huge tussle going on between the freehold landlord and owners as to who pays for that.”
He stated with out this work, residents can’t get the required certificates to promote or re-mortgage.
Some residents worry for his or her security because the cladding situation stays unresolved.
A spokesman for the freeholder Radcliffe Investment Properties Limited. stated: “We sympathise with the residents of Altitude, Longitude and Latitude, all of whom purchased their properties in good faith.
“The passing of the Building Safety Act has meant that those properties that had been accepted into the Government’s Building Safety Fund (BSF) – including Altitude and Latitude – now face potential delays due to the conflict between the terms of the BSF and the Building Safety Act.”
Pictured prime: Leaseholders and tenants in Longitude and Latitude blocks in Croydon are nonetheless ready for security work to be carried out (Picture: Darren Pepe)