Building Safety

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:41 pm on 15th March 2018.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government 11:41 pm, 15th March 2018

I am very much aware of the legal judgment to which my hon. Friend refers, and we are carefully considering its implications. I have been clear all along—I have said this a number of times in the House and I will say it again—that whatever the legal situation might be, the private owners of buildings should take their lead from the public sector and take responsibility for the additional costs. They might want to look at insurance claims, warranties and legal action that they may be able to take. I also want to ensure that leaseholders get the advice that they need, which is why we have increased funding to the Leasehold Advisory Service.