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EWS1 Form check request

Find out about External Wall System (EWS) forms and EWS1 certification. If you need to check the status of an EWS1 Form for your property, you can do that here.

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What are EWS1 Forms?

In 2020, the government issued revised guidance on building safety standards for homes within apartment blocks. As a result, apartment buildings of any height are now potentially in scope for requiring the EWS1 (external wall system) form devised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

EWS1 forms only apply to apartments.

EWS1 certification requires a new assessment of the building by a qualified, independent professional to establish if the external wall system meets the new fire risk standards, or whether remedial work is needed.

EWS1 forms are not a legal requirement, but some lenders require one before they’ll offer a mortgage. We'll need to know the status of your EWS1 certification before an instruction to staircase will be considered.

EWS1 form status check request

The information you supply to us will be used to check the status of an EWS1 Form on your property, and treated in accordance with data protection legislation.

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