External wall systems (EWS) and cladding remediation
You may be able to access EWS1 form, if available for your building.
After the tragic events at Grenfell Tower block in 2017, we reviewed arrangements across all our housing stock.
At that time, we prioritised schemes which fell into “high rise” criteria (above 18 metres in height), of which we had 11. We have now completed cladding remediation work to all those buildings over 18 metres where defects were identified.
We are now doing assessments of wall systems on blocks between 11 metres and 18 metres in height (over four storeys), where the fire risk assessment has identified an external wall system such as cladding.
Due to the number of blocks within this height range, the complex nature of the work and the availability of specialist contractors, we expect this work to take around two years to complete.
Page published: April 2023
RICS EWS1 forms
If you want to sell your home, access staircase lending or re-mortgage, your mortgage valuer may ask for a copy of your EWS1 form for your building. If this happens, please contact us to see if this is available.
Some valuers request EWS1 forms for buildings which do not fulfil the criteria above. In these circumstances, please contact us. We will confirm whether or not an EWS1 form is required and recommend that you refer the valuer to the RICS guidance.