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We have made budget provision to pay towards investigative surveys and some of the works required on our tall buildings, and we have dedicated a team to manage the programme of investigations and remedial works.

See what A2Dominion is doing to ensure its tall buildings meet fire safety standards.

  • At this stage, we are unable to confirm what costs if any, residents may be required to pay towards repair works.
  • Whilst we absolutely don’t want to pass on any costs to residents if it can be avoided, we are having to look at each building on a case by case basis.
  • We are investing our own funds, but leaseholders may be required to pay towards works as per the responsibilities set out in their lease.
  • We understand this is a key area of concern for our residents, but we must understand the costs and works involved in each scheme before we can provide detailed costing information to customers.
  • We are committed to communicating with customers in the most transparent and clear way possible and as soon as we can, on the issue of costs for their building.
  • We will make application wherever it is appropriate to the government’s newly announced Building Safety Fund, now that this is broadened to include all types of combustible cladding.
  • We are putting in place several measures to support customers especially those with concerns about financial difficulty and we urge them to call us on 0800 432 0077.

What we can confirm at this stage is:

  • We won’t charge our residents for any fire related defects where a building was not constructed to the standards required at the time of build, as long as we can recoup these costs from those responsible (known as actionable latent defects).
  • We will make every effort to recoup costs from third parties, such as builders, insurers, or the government’s Building Safety Fund, but if this is not possible, we will have to reconsider how remedial works are funded. Under the terms of their lease, residents can be responsible for works to their homes. Dependent upon the situation, we may be able to cover the costs ourselves, charge them back to leaseholders as a last resort, or a combination of both.
  • We are very reluctant to pass on any costs to residents, and we will consult at every step of the way. However, until investigative surveys are completed, and we can establish the scope of works required, we won’t know and therefore can’t advise, what remedial works will cost.

Will my building’s sinking fund be used to pay towards the costs?

A lot of our blocks have sinking funds, which is a pot of money, contributed to by leaseholders and put to one side, in case major repairs are needed. We will consider and consult on a case by case basis if and when funds from a sinking fund may be able to be used to pay towards repairs work.

Can I sublet my property?

If you are in a difficult financial position please talk to us. In exceptional circumstances we can adjust our policy on subletting, and if you are eligible, this might be an option for you to consider. Please contact your Leasehold Property Manager via leasehold@a2dominion.co.uk.

Where can I get further help?

If you have any questions about your lease or shared ownership arrangement, please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0800 432 0077.

How do I find out more about the surveys and works planned for my building?

To find out more about planned works email: buildingprojects@a2dominion.co.uk.

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What if I want to sell the lease on my property, re-mortgage or staircase?

We have made budget provision to pay towards investigative surveys and some of the works required on our tall buildings, and we have dedicated a team to manage the programme of investigations and remedial works.

See what A2Dominion is doing to ensure its tall buildings meet fire safety standards.

  • At this stage, we are unable to confirm what costs if any, residents may be required to pay towards repair works.
  • Whilst we absolutely don’t want to pass on any costs to residents if it can be avoided, we are having to look at each building on a case by case basis.
  • We are investing our own funds, but leaseholders may be required to pay towards works as per the responsibilities set out in their lease.
  • We understand this is a key area of concern for our residents, but we must understand the costs and works involved in each scheme before we can provide detailed costing information to customers.
  • We are committed to communicating with customers in the most transparent and clear way possible and as soon as we can, on the issue of costs for their building.
  • We will make application wherever it is appropriate to the government’s newly announced Building Safety Fund, now that this is broadened to include all types of combustible cladding.
  • We are putting in place several measures to support customers especially those with concerns about financial difficulty and we urge them to call us on 0800 432 0077.

What we can confirm at this stage is:

  • We won’t charge our residents for any fire related defects where a building was not constructed to the standards required at the time of build, as long as we can recoup these costs from those responsible (known as actionable latent defects).
  • We will make every effort to recoup costs from third parties, such as builders, insurers, or the government’s Building Safety Fund, but if this is not possible, we will have to reconsider how remedial works are funded. Under the terms of their lease, residents can be responsible for works to their homes. Dependent upon the situation, we may be able to cover the costs ourselves, charge them back to leaseholders as a last resort, or a combination of both.
  • We are very reluctant to pass on any costs to residents, and we will consult at every step of the way. However, until investigative surveys are completed, and we can establish the scope of works required, we won’t know and therefore can’t advise, what remedial works will cost.

Will my building’s sinking fund be used to pay towards the costs?

A lot of our blocks have sinking funds, which is a pot of money, contributed to by leaseholders and put to one side, in case major repairs are needed. We will consider and consult on a case by case basis if and when funds from a sinking fund may be able to be used to pay towards repairs work.

Can I sublet my property?

If you are in a difficult financial position please talk to us. In exceptional circumstances we can adjust our policy on subletting, and if you are eligible, this might be an option for you to consider. Please contact your Leasehold Property Manager via leasehold@a2dominion.co.uk.

Where can I get further help?

If you have any questions about your lease or shared ownership arrangement, please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0800 432 0077.

How do I find out more about the surveys and works planned for my building?

To find out more about planned works email: buildingprojects@a2dominion.co.uk.

More information

What if I want to sell the lease on my property, re-mortgage or staircase?