High Rise Flats: Insulation

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th July 2018.

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Photo of Sarah Jones Sarah Jones Labour, Croydon Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 28 June 2018 on Building Safety Update, HCWS 811, how many of the plans are expected to by funded by building owners; and what estimate he has made of the level of costs to be incurred by leaseholders.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

We have made it clear that we expect building owners and industry to explore all options to protect leaseholders from incurring the costs associated with replacing unsafe cladding. These options may include warranties, insurances or legal action. We are encouraged that NHBC have accepted the claim made by Galliard Homes in relation to New Capital Quay and will be funding the required remediation work.

Some in the sector, such as Barratt Developments, Legal & General and Taylor Wimpey, are doing the right thing and taking responsibility. We want others to follow their ‚Äčlead and we will continue to encourage them to do so. We will consider what further action may be necessary if they do not.

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