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High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 114961, tabled on 12 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to leaseholders who plan to take action against the developer of their private high-rise residential buildings, whose homes were already not fire safe when the developer sold them their homes.

Answered on

19 November 2020

Matters of liability and any related action are specific to individual buildings, and the Department cannot comment or provide any specific guidance on these. However, the Government provided 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.