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Building Safety Fund

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 45913, tabled on 9 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support is being offered to (a) leaseholders and (b) freeholders of buildings awaiting access to the Building Safety Fund.

Answered on

16 September 2021

Leaseholders in buildings eligible for the Building Safety Fund can be reassured that unsafe non-ACM cladding on their blocks will be funded and replaced. The £30 million Waking Watch Relief Fund will pay for the costs of installing an alarm system in buildings where a waking watch is in place while waiting to have unsafe cladding removed

The Government has also allocated additional funding to 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. Building owners are supported in their applications to the Building Safety Fund by Delivery Partners and we also provide those planning and undertaking eligible remediation work expert construction consultation.