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What is the current practice for the issue of EWS1 certificates for a building?

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Published on LexisPSL on 14/02/2020

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  • What is the current practice for the issue of EWS1 certificates for a building?

As is set out in Practice Note: Fire safety developments following the Grenfell Tower fire, on 16 December 2019, RICS, the Building Societies Association and UK Finance published Form EWS1.

This form is intended for recording in a consistent manner across the industry what assessment has been carried out for the external wall construction of a residential apartment building where the highest floor is 18 m or more above ground level or where specific concerns exist.

The form must

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