Newham Council wins landmark case against building owner over cladding removal

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Local authority successfully prosecutes Chaplair Limited for delays in replacing flammable cladding

Newham Council has won a court case against Chaplair Limited for failing to remove flammable cladding from its Lumiere building at Romford Road in Forest Gate by the deadline imposed. 

It is thought that Newham Council is the first local authority in Britain to successfully prosecute a building owner for failing to remove cladding.

Newham took the building owner, Chaplair Limited to court using powers under the Housing Act 2004, after it failed to remove flammable cladding from Lumiere building, by a deadline of 31 March 2021.

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