Building Inspector Faces £3.6M Bill Over Unsafe Tower Block

By Najiyya Budaly (September 24, 2020, 8:16 PM BST) -- A housing association has sued a building inspection company for almost £3.6 million ($4.6 million) for allegedly failing to pay out under property cover to fix "imminent danger" to residents of an eight-story apartment block in East London amid concerns about fire safety failings.

Estuary Housing Association Ltd. said in a newly public Sept. 2 filing that the National House Building Council, which provides property inspections and insurance policies for new builds, should cough up the £3.6 million needed to ensure that the 79 residential flats meet the 2010 Building Regulations.

The housing association, which is the freehold owner of the...

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