Can residents commission inspections outside of the L&Q Building Safety Programme?

The building owner (L&Q) is responsible for obtaining an EWS1 report from a Building Safety Programme inspection and for carrying out any remedial works required as part of the certification process.

We are aware of a small number of cases where residents have commissioned their own inspections, only to find that their reports are not satisfactory. There have also been some instances nationally where residents have been offered fraudulent inspections.

For this reason, L&Q cannot permit, under any circumstances, the commissioning of an EWS1 or any other type of building inspection by residents. L&Q will not be liable for any costs resulting from damage to buildings caused by residents who ignore this advice.

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