Freezing residents caught up in cladding crisis in Salford feel ‘invisible’ after rent hike

Residents living in “freezing” flats after flammable cladding was removed from their blocks say they feel “invisible” after they received confirmation that their rent is being increased. The nine apartment blocks in Pendleton, Salford, have been plagued with problems for years. All towers – Beech Court, Holm Court, Hornbeam Court, Malus Court, Plane Court, Salix Court, Spruce Court, Thorn Court, and Whitebeam Court – are owned by Salford City Council and managed by Pendleton Together. By the end of 2020, the buildings were finally free of cladding but, while work to replace the insulating material continued, temperatures at the apartments plummeted.

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