Legal Update 1 May 2018

Once again, KDL Law has produced a very useful update “Replacement of flammable cladding – who bears the cost of fire safety?”

“After the tragic events of the Grenfell Tower fire in the early hours of 14 June 2017, fire safety and in particular the issue of dangerous cladding has dominated headlines and, quite rightly, become a serious concern for owners, landlords, managing agents and not least tenants or occupiers of tower blocks.

“Liability for the cost to replace flammable cladding will always depend on the relevant circumstances and, in particular, the wording of the lease. However, a recent First Tier Tribunal (FTT) decision, the first of its kind on this issue, offers little comfort to leaseholders who find themselves in such an unenviable position.”

To read KDL Law’s full update click here.