Developers sign government’s remediation contract

signature and keysThe government wrote to housebuilders and mixed-use developers on 30 January 2023 saying that it expected them to sign the newly published developer remediation contract by 13 March 2023.

Once signed, the contract requires developers to:

  • Take responsibility for all necessary work to address life-critical fire-safety defects arising from design and construction of buildings 11 metres and over in height that they developed or refurbished over the last 30 years in England.
  • Keep residents in those buildings informed on progress towards meeting this commitment.
  • Reimburse taxpayers for funding spent on remediating their buildings.

These requirements reflect a public pledge signed by 49 developers last year. Once signed, the contract makes the pledge commitments legally binding.

As of 14 March 2023, 39 developers had signed the contract.

Four developers who signed the pledge were subsequently found not to have developed buildings within the scope of the contract. Those developers have therefore not been required to sign the contract at this stage. They may be asked to sign the contract in future if information emerges indicating that they did in fact develop buildings which are in scope.

The government has made clear that eligible developers who refuse to sign the contract or fail to comply with its terms face significant consequences.

Developers who have signed the contract:

1. Allison Homes Group Limited
2. Barratt Developments PLC
3. Bellway PLC
4. The Berkeley Group Holdings PLC
5. Bewley Group Limited
6. Bloor Investments Limited
7. The British Land Company PLC
8. Cala Group (Holdings) Limited
9. Canary Wharf Group PLC
10. C.G. Fry and Son Limited
11. Churchill Retirement PLC
12. Crest Nicholson Holdings PLC
13. Croudace Homes Group Limited
14. Fairview Holdings Limited
15. Frasers Property (UK) Ltd
16. MJ Gleeson PLC
17. Grosvenor Group Limited
18. Hill Holdings Limited
19. Hopkins Home Group Limited
20. Jelson Holdings Limited
21. Keepmoat Limited
22. Land Securities Group PLC
23. Lifestory Holdings Limited (also covers Anthology Group)
24. McCarthy & Stone Limited
25. Miller Homes Limited
26. Morgan Sindall Group PLC (parent company for Lovell and Muse)
27. Morris Homes Group Limited
28. Persimmon Public Limited Company
29. Redrow PLC
30. Rowland Group Limited
31. Sorbon Group Limited (parent company for Shanly Homes)
32. St Modwen Group Holdings Company Limited
33. Story Homes Limited
34. Strata Homes Group Limited
35. Taylor Wimpey PLC
36. Tilia Homes Limited
37. Vistry Group PLC
38. Weston Group PLC
39. William Davis Homes

The list of signatories will be kept up to date.

Developers who signed the pledge but were subsequently found not to have developed buildings which are within its scope:

1. Davidsons
2. MacTaggart & Mickel
3. Robertson
4. Wain Homes

Developers who have yet to sign the contract:

1. Abbey Developments
2. Avant
3. Ballymore
4. Dandara
5. Emerson Group (Jones Homes)
6. Galliard Homes
7. Inland Homes
8. Lendlease
9. London Square
10. Rydon Homes
11. Telford Homes

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