Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has announce plans to work with lenders to end the need for leaseholder in medium and lower-rise blocks to provide the much criticised EWS1 cladding forms when applying to buy, sell or remortgage their homes.

This announcement follows months of confusion about which properties do or do not need EWS1 cladding forms, which were created following the Grenfell tragedy to help lenders, valuers and surveyors assess a property’s cladding status.

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