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Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 15316, tabled on 9 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what plans he has to provide financial support to leaseholders affected by high costs associated with remedial fire-safety works and unsafe cladding in residential buildings of betweeen 11 and 18 metres.

Answered on

20 June 2022

No leaseholder living in their own flat above 11m will pay a penny to fix unsafe cladding and our new levy will protect leaseholders even if their developer has so far refused to sign up to our pledge.

The Government is also launching a new 11-18m cladding remediation scheme to fund work on buildings where a responsible developer cannot be identified. The new scheme will be funded by expanding the scope of the Building Safety Levy to raise an additional estimated £3 billion, providing the necessary funds to address cladding issues on these remaining buildings. We will announce further detail on the launch of the 11-18m Remediation Fund shortly.