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Industry has no faith in the government to solve cladding problems quickly

Alarmingly just 1% of property professionals have total faith in the government to resolve the cladding issue within two years, a Countrywide Surveying Services Poll has revealed.

This comes from a poll of lenders, brokers, surveyors and other property professionals.

Half (50%) are ‘not confident’, 34% are ‘unsure’, while 15% are ‘somewhat confident’.

Matthew Cumber, managing director of Countrywide Surveying Services, said: “Cladding is an issue which has generated huge amounts of column inches and concern across the industry.

“As one of the largest surveyor workforces in the UK, we have a duty to raise awareness and help educate property professionals on all aspects of residential property valuations.

“This is an area which needs immediate action and clarity.

“I understand the concerns of industry professionals when it comes to the resolution of cladding-related issues and it demonstrates how a joined-up, responsible and comprehensive approach is urgently needed from the government, backed by all links in the property chain.”