This Portal provides a central readily-accessible location for EWS-1 forms pertaining to the fire safety of external cladding on high rise [over 18 m height] buildings.

ASSESSORS - By kind agreement with a number of UK lenders, we are pleased to advise that EWS Assessors may now apply to register on the BSIP free of charge and that current and new registrants may submit EWS-1 forms for approval and upload also free of charge. Free Registration and Form Submission Period has been extended for the final time to 31st December 2021. The annual registration renewal fee of £25 + VAT will apply to these applications. Assessors must first register in order to be able to submit or complete forms on-line. As part of this process, you must present evidence of applicable professional memberships and qualifications prior to your application being approved. On your registration being approved, you may submit existing forms or complete new forms on-line, both these options being subject to further checks prior to upload onto the site.

Buyers, sellers, lenders, insurers or those otherwise having an interest in particular properties in high rise buildings will be able to search for buildings by post code, after which any building having this post code will appear with its full postal address. You will then be able to view and download the EWS-1 form free of charge.