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High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with leaseholder organisations on leaseholders affected by the advice note for building owners, published on 20 January 2020.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

On 4 March, the Secretary of State met a group of leaseholders facing difficulties related to unsafe or unknown cladding, remediation bills and the mortgage challenges arising from that.

In February, the Department met representatives from leaseholder groups including "Manchester Cladiators", to discuss building safety, remediation costs and mortgage finance.

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