Cavity Wall Insulation

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cavity wall insulation claim

Problem

Installing Cavity Wall Insulation (CWI) is a pro-active way to reduce heating bills and making homes more energy efficient. In general, houses built from the 1990’s onwards have insulation built in as per building requirements, but homes built before are likely to have an empty cavity between two walls.

In an effort to make homes more energy efficient the government hosted a green-initiative giving grants to people to have their empty wall cavities insulated. Unfortunately rouge traders used this opportunity to take advantage of the scheme and either miss-sold CWI to people whose homes were not suitable for installation or poorly installed CWI through low quality workmanship. This has in turn caused several problems including damp, condensation and the blocking of air vents which has a negative effect on the home and also the health of the occupants as the issues can cause the growth of harmful mould.

There is an estimated 3,000,000 homes in the UK that are suffering from damp following the government scheme.

Solution

This was a tricky scheme to arrange funding for as there are a lot of instances in which a claim is not suitable or that funding is not appropriate. But working with our funders and insurers we have created a specific criteria of claims that are suitable.

Using our Fast Track Two litigation funding product we have been able to provide automated funding for those claims that fit our CWI funding criteria. Law Firms benefit from a digital process in which they can apply, secure and drawdown litigation funding.

Conclusion

By using Fast Track Two, law firms are able to drawdown litigation funding and arrange ATE cover within 15 days of applying. This speeds up the funding process for litigators and puts claimants in the driving seat to pursue their claim. Claimants can apply for damages to repair the faulty CWI and make their homes safe.