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Closed 30/11/2018

raised of £15,000 target by 114 supporters

    Weʼve raised £12,100 to cover funds in relation to the cladding and fire safety issues for Cypress Place and Vallea Court in Manchester

    Funded on Friday, 30th November 2018

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    The cladding on both Cypress Place and Vallea Court has been assessed as failing to meet fire safety standards. The freeholder, Pemberstones, have taken us to a Tribunal on June 13th to determine whether the leasehold owners of the flats are liable to pay for the costs of the replacement cladding works, fire wardens for Vallea Court and their legal costs, all of which totals in excess of £3m. This will be collected via our service charge.

    This page has already raised money for legal advice in relation to our submission to the Tribunal. All donors will be included as respondents in our submission up to the point when the Tribunal return their verdict.

    Leaseholders are also making claims on their Zurich 10 Year New Home insurance policies, but it remains to be seen if these are rejected on the basis that the development met building regulations at the time (although you will see from the press that this is a very confused picture).

    In the event that the Tribunal rules against us and that Zurich do not pay out, money raised from this site will be used for any additional legal support, campaigning activities to raise awareness of our plight in the wider press and ensuring that the original developer LendLease understands that we beleive that ultimate responsibility rests with them to make things right.

    Please be sure to include your name, apartment number and whether you are in Vallea or Cypress in the message text, so we can track your contribution.

    If you are a leaseholder you can find up to date information on our progress by joining our Facebook group at :



    • Mark Allcock1 year ago
      Mark Allcock

      Mark Allcock

      1 year ago

      Could I ask Naif al-Mishari to contact me by email on please regarding the refund. Also, if anyone has messaged me via Messenger and not yet received a response can you also use the email account to contact me as I am having issue with Messenger. Many thanks.

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    • Mark Allcock1 year ago
      Mark Allcock

      Mark Allcock

      1 year ago

      And now, payment via Paypal is available!

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    • Mark Allcock1 year ago
      Mark Allcock

      Mark Allcock

      1 year ago

      Sorry to bombard you with mails but it seems PayM is limited to £250 a day which means I can do 2/3 a day! Let me know if you prefer cheque or are happy to wait.

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    • Nick Hufton

      Nick Hufton

      Oct 3, 2018

      Best of luck fighting this.Its an absolute scandal. Residents being forced to pay for these works have been mis-sold overpriced apartments with defective cladding.


    • David Matthews

      David Matthews

      Sep 3, 2018

      I'm a leaseholder at Vallea Court. I've been following the facebook page but observing rather than contributing to the discussion. You guys (and ladies) are doing great work. Much appreciated.


    • Fran Reddington

      Fran Reddington

      Jun 14, 2018

      Just adding more to the pot!


    • Andy Marsh

      Andy Marsh

      Jun 13, 2018

      Apartment 905 Cypress Place


    • Ricky Tse

      Ricky Tse

      Jun 12, 2018

      Flat 1213 Cypress Place. Thank you very much for all your help!Yuen Mei Lai & Wing Kee Ricky Tse


    • Thomas Edwards

      Thomas Edwards

      Jun 10, 2018

      Sent on behalf of 702 - Cypress Place, for Elizabeth Perruzza (who has previously had issues making a donation). Thank you for you continuing hard work on this matter, much appreciated.


    • Stephanie Wong

      Stephanie Wong

      Jun 10, 2018

      from Cypress place apt 210. Thanks


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