We've been awarded £10.8m in defective cladding case

Posted on 05 September 2022

We've been awarded £10.8m in damages and costs from Mulalley & Co following a landmark ruling from the High Court in July this year; when we became the first housing association to win a court case against a contractor for installing defective cladding.

Andy Hulme, our Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is a victory for all homeowners and justice for all those caught up in the cladding scandal, following the fire at Grenfell where 72 people tragically lost their lives. It sends a strong message to any others whose work is defective, that they can't hide and must come forward to ensure homes are safe for people across the UK.”

In July 2022, the High Court agreed with us that the contractor’s design and workmanship were defective, in breach of contract, and that the cladding system installed didn't comply with the Buildings Regulations. The High Court also endorsed our choice of remedial scheme, and agreed that we're entitled to recover the cost of that scheme, and of the related waking watch, from the contractor.

Find out more about the court case ruling in our previous news story: A major step for justice in the cladding crisis