We are pleased to announce that just before Christmas, HomeGround, as part of a cross-industry group of stakeholders reached an agreement with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) on the terms of the Grant Funding Agreement (GFA) for the Non-ACM Building Safety Fund.
HomeGround has been working hard for some time alongside other major freeholders, ARMA, and its member managing agents, as well as various leaseholder and cladding action groups, to ensure that these agreements do not leave the signing parties – and therefore leaseholders themselves – exposed to risk. This is an important step that will enable HomeGround and many other applicants to access the much-needed funding to make high-rise buildings with combustible cladding safe.
HomeGround is committed to working with the Government’s delivery partners to ensure that these buildings are remediated as quickly as possible, and residents can feel safe in their own homes.
Additional information relating to the Non-ACM Building Safety Fund can be found on the official government website:
In addition we welcome the announcement this week by Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, that funding will be available to replace combustible cladding for buildings between 11 and 18 metres in height, to protect leaseholders from these costs. We agree, and have been clear from the outset that the legacy of combustible cladding materials and other construction defects affecting some of our customers’ homes is not the fault of leaseholders. Those responsible for poor construction should be held accountable to meet the costs of making buildings safe, not the homeowner.