High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 20th January 2022.

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Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will provide a working definition of who will count as landlords in the context of excluding landlords from the scheme to protect leaseholders from bearing the cost of external wall system remediation; and if he will consult hon. Members and leaseholders on that definition.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

We are bringing this scandal to an end – protecting leaseholders and making industry pay. It is not right that innocent leaseholders, including former occupiers who have moved out and sublet their properties, should pay to remove dangerous cladding for which they were not responsible. We will explore whether this support should extend to other leaseholders such as buy-to-let landlords.

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