Women in Residential Property to host a panel discussion on cladding

As the government’s controversial attempts to resolve the issues, relating to cladding, continue to cause uncertainty for both residents and residential property professionals, the Women in Residential Property (WIRP) Network has announced that it will be hosting a panel discussion on cladding, on Zoom, on the 13th May at 4.30pm.

The event is open to anyone and tickets are available for £6 via Eventbrite with 50% of the proceeds going to the charity Ella’s which supports women who’ve been the victims of trafficking and modern slavery.

The discussion will provide frank insight from a panel of speakers who have been closely involved in trying to seek solutions to some of the challenges associated with cladding and compartmentalisation, that have come to light in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy.

The panelists are:

  • Andrew Bulmer, CEO, Institute of Residential Property Managers
  • Alexandra Anderson, Partner, RPC
  • John Baguley, Director of Technical, Risk and Compliance, Countrywide Surveyors

Emma Vigus, Chair of WIRP, said:

“Inside Housing estimated last year that in excess of 600,000 people are living in affected properties and properties are still being built using materials that could later be found to be defective.  Events of this week, with the government pushing through the Fire Safety Bill leaving residents financially liable for the cost of remediation and then announcing that Housebuilders will pay higher taxes to raise additional funding has only served to emphasise the complexity and uncertainty that continues to surround this topic.  For those working in the sector, there is an urgent need for clarity, and I hope this event will go some way to providing that.”

For further information on WIRP, please join the Women in Residential Property Linked In Group or visit www.womeninresidentialproperty.co.uk. For further information on Ella’s, please visit www.ellas.org.uk.

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