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 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.