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Flats: Insulation

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 66813, tabled on 30 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support he is providing to leaseholders in buildings less than 18m high to enable the removal of unsafe cladding.

Answered on

7 July 2020

Building safety is the responsibility of the building owner, and they must remedy any safety risks uncovered. We have published advice from the Independent Expert Advisory Panel on the measures building owners should take to ensure their buildings are safe. This can be found here: Building owners should consider all routes to meet costs, protecting leaseholders where they can – for example through warranties and recovering costs from contractors for incorrect or poor work.

The Government has also allocated additional funding to the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) to provide independent, free, initial advice to leaseholders on building safety issues to ensure they are aware of their rights and are supported to understand the terms of their leases.