Nine Elms is like a whirlpool of developers and housing associations who are complicit in both the building safety crisis and in a wider housing crisis. Insurmountable cladding bills, estate managers ignoring broken fire alarms, construction defects, “affordable” housing residents being denied access to basic facilities – All of the companies present in one way or another in Nine Elms have been notorious for this.
Action on Fire Safety Justice ask for your support!
Homes for All is supporting Action for Fire Safety Justice, which held a successful day of action at developer showrooms in June and a demonstration at Downing Street in July.
Hundreds of thousands of leaseholders across England & Wales are being forced to pay thousands of pounds for interim measures and remedial work to make their homes safe because of building safety issues they could not possibly have known about before purchasing.
As well as living with the knowledge that their homes are unsafe to live in, leaseholders – many first time buyers with young families, who have purchased their homes through the Government-backed Affordable Home Schemes – also face crippling insurance premiums, huge costs for interim measures and bills in the thousands of pounds to carry out the remedial work. Until the work is done, the flats are unsaleable – meaning that leaseholders are trapped in limbo, unable to sell, remortgage or “staircase”.
Affected leaseholders, tenants and their supporters in the group Action for Fire Safety Justice are holding a demonstration at Nine Elms, Battersea, SW8 on Saturday 21st August at 12:00 Noon, to demand that those responsible for the Building Safety Scandal pay to resolve the issues they caused and reimburse leaseholders for the thousands of pounds they have already paid.
Developers with new developments at Nine Elms include Barratts, Bellway, Berkeley, Ballymore and Taylor Wimpey who all have developments with fire safety issues. Three of these developers have had serious fires occur on other developments they built in the last 2 years. Nine Elms is also home to the now infamous suspended swimming pool, the Sky Pool, built by Ballymore, which launched within weeks of the horrific fire at its New Providence Wharf development a short distance away.
Action for Fire Safety Justice demands
NO MORE GRENFELLS Our homes must be made safe immediately – before new homes are built! And no more homes should be built using flammable materials. #JusticeForGrenfell WE CANNOT PAY Those responsible for building our homes with flammable materials must pay to fix the problems they caused! DEVELOPERS MUST PAY! Bellway, Barratts, Ballymore, Berkeley, Taylor Wimpey… must all pay to fix the building safety defects they caused and replace the flammable materials they used to build our homes.