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Buildings: Insulation

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 100362, tabled on 7 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish guidance clarifying whether all properties require an EWS1 form for the purposes of sale or remortgage.

Answered on

15 October 2020

The External Wall System form (EWS1) and process is not a Government regulatory requirement. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) designed and implemented the EWS1 form in conjunction with mortgage lenders to assist with valuation. Use of the EWS1 form is determined by the lending policies of banks and building societies. RICS have issued guidance on the use of the EWS1 form.