Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 19th January 2023.
To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of Mount Anvil Group Ltd’s performance in remediating life critical fire safety works in buildings over 11 metres that they (a) developed and (b) refurbished in the last 30 years in Putney constituency.
The building safety pledge has been signed by 49 of the largest developers and the Government will shortly publish a contract that makes the commitments in the pledge legally binding, and includes requirements to provide information about the progress of building safety work. Mount Anvil Group Limited is not a signatory to the building safety pledge.
The Government expects all developers to do the right thing, irrespective of whether they signed the pledge. The Building Safety Act 2022 put in place legal protections for leaseholders from historical building safety costs and created new avenues to seek redress through the courts. In August, we made commencement regulations under the Act that pave the way for giving Ministers powers to stop developers that fail to do the right thing from commencing developments for which they have planning permission, and from being granted building control sign-off for their projects.
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