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Buildings: Insulation

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 72540, tabled on 9 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors’ guidance on EWS1 guidance on buildings below 18 metres in height, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of that guidance on the housing market.

Answered on

19 November 2021

Government continues to challenge industry on the use of the EWS1 process, as well as pressing for more data so that we can get a sense of how the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' (RICS) guidance is being applied, and the impact of the process on mortgage applications. The first tranche of EWS1 data will be published shortly. The Department intends to withdraw the Consolidated Advice Note by the end of the year. Following this, RICS will update their guidance accordingly.