On 21st November 2020, The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government issued a press release advising that owners of flats in buildings without cladding will no longer need an EWS1 form to sell or remortgage their properties.
The main points from the press release are discussed here.
It has been eight months since the UK entered its first COVID-19 lockdown at which point the majority of workplaces were vacated as the population was advised to work from home where possible. The use of numerous buildings changed and occupancy has remained very low ever since. With the control of legionella bacteria relying on a good turnover of water, the sudden low occupancy of buildings created a need to manually increase turnover through flushing of water systems. Meeting this challenge was further complicated by the reduced availability of staff through the need to shield, self isolate or otherwise remain at home.
William Martin Compliance is committed to protecting our clients, their staff and premises as our country continues to tackle Coronavirus.
We remain fully operational, delivering essential safety and health compliance services, continuing to keep our customers safe and compliant.