Private sector remediation fund

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

Are you aware that to access the private sector remediation fund for ACM cladding removal, every flat owner in a block has to give the Government a ‘state aid‘ declaration; and that with so many properties in blocks owned by non-resident leaseholders, including people living overseas, this is very difficult to achieve. Will you lobby the Government to remove this requirement to enable access to the fund more easily?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The GLA is committed to administering the Private Sector ACM Cladding Remediation Fund as quickly as possible in order to ensure buildings are remediated at pace and leaseholders are protected from costs. The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government are solely responsible for the scope and design of the fund.

I am aware that collecting declarations from every leaseholder may be challenging. My team are working with the Government to ensure State Aid rules are complied with in a pragmatic way that does not delay approving funding.