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Buildings: Insulation

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 96754, tabled on 29 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2020 to Question 81500, what equivalent evidence could be used to demonstrate to a mortgage lender that a building is safe; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

7 October 2020

Not all lenders request an EWS1 form and we are encouraging lenders to accept a broader range of evidence to assure themselves of a building’s safety. This could include a fire risk assessment that includes external walls or a recent building control certificate.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government