Lord Thurlow

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Building Safety Bill - Second Reading 2 Feb 2022

    My Lords, I declare conflicts of interest in owning two buy-to-let flats in London and as a member of the RICS for some 30 years. This Bill is long-awaited; Grenfell is nearly five years ago, and the Bill is long overdue. It sets out clear improvements in the system going forward, and I am keen to support it in principle, but I believe that it contains inadequate protections for existing...
  • Leaseholders: Safety Remediation Costs - Motion to Take Note 4 Nov 2021

    I add my voice to the thanks to the noble Lord, Lord Stunell, for tabling this debate. I want to make the House aware of my interests in the register. I have been involved in the property market for 40 years, and a member of the RICS for most of that time. I own two buy-to-let flats in London but, mercifully, I do not believe that either is affected by the cladding problems. In my comments, I...
  • Buildings: Cladding - Question 28 Oct 2021

    The principal difficulty with this cladding issue is cost. Why do the Government not take the most obvious step, and pursue the French company that manufactured the faulty cladding in the first place? It is a company that seems to be burying its head in the sands of Paris.

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 6 February 2015

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (25 May 2016 to 28 Jan 2021)

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