Flat owners at a swanky Salford apartment block must foot a £100,000 bill to pay for fire wardens following a court ruling.

Flat owners at a swanky Salford apartment block must foot a £100,000 bill to pay for fire wardens following a court ruling.

Service charges will now treble for leaseholders at the Fresh building, on Chapel Street, after cladding was found to be unsafe in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

E&J estates, a multi-million pound firm which owns the freeholds for thousands of homes, took legal action to enforce the charges.

On Friday a tribunal judge ruled in favour of the property giant – a decision which could impact leaseholders across the country.

Last week, for example, it was revealed that residents at the Chips building in New Islington have been billed £175,000 for fire measures.

More than 140 residents living in the Fresh building found out last summer that it was unsafe following an inspection.

The buildings are thrown up clad to make them fit the image and someone forgets to see if their fireproof,buildings in the city without sprinklers and fire appliances ltd to floor height. Even down to Social housing  

we have to ask the question was the cladding fire proof,did it have to be to pass any test set,who signed off on the work? is our planning stringent in regards to fire safety and on and on.

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