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Buildings: Insulation

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 84342, tabled on 2 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the External Wall System (EWS) form; what the average length of time to complete the EWS1 process is; and what progress he has made in improving External Wall System review process.

Answered on

7 September 2020

The EWS1 form is not a Government regulatory or legal requirement. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) designed and implemented the form in conjunction with mortgage lenders. RICS is currently reviewing the form and its operation.

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