Cladding issues

Cladding issues

As we all know, the dangers of cladding can be life-threatening, and nobody should live in a home where they do not feel safe.

Over the last decade we’ve seen a number of buildings set fire, and many more at risk due to the cladding on a building. It’s a huge concern, and perhaps what is more concerning is the high volume of properties which have highly combustible cladding in them. 

It’s believed there are over 350 properties built with highly combustible cladding, many of these high rise buildings with hundreds of people living within them. It’s a huge concern for safety, and one that has a knock-on effect, with it almost impossible for buyers to now sell.

If you’re looking to sell your home with cladding on it, then there are a few options. Below you’ll find all you need to know about selling and what you can do when you’re looking to put your home on the market.

Find Out How Safe Your Cladding Is

First and foremost you should find out whether the cladding on your building is actually a danger.

All cladding that is more than 18 metres by nine metres must pass a fire test in accordance to government guidelines, so it’s important this is in place on your building. The guidelines were updated back in 2018, and all buildings should pass an inspection once again.

If the building fails the inspection, it can be problematic for sellers, with the only real way to solve it being getting the work to fix the issue. Many housing developers are being reluctant to do this, which means the work may have to be paid for by yourself, at a heavy cost. Others are taking the route of suing the home builders, although there has yet to be any real landmark cases of this.

Understanding the Cladding You Have

Not all cladding is dangerous, so before you start to get worried about selling your home because of the cladding you do have, understand which is the most dangerous kind. 

ACM and HPL are considered the most dangerous, with timber cladding also proving dangerous according to tests and studies. The government are also concerned about metal composite materials, so if your home has this type of cladding, then you should be considering your options.

Sell Your Home to Fast Cash Property

If you’re struggling to sell your home because of the cladding you have, then we could be able to help you. Here at Fast Cash Property we’ll buy a property no matter what the condition, and if you’re stuck in a chain because you can’t sell due to cladding, it could prove the perfect solution.

We can make you an offer in less than 24 hours and work at a pace to completely suit you. We understand that it can be difficult to sell due to cladding, and often no fault of your own. So get in touch today and see exactly what we can do for you.