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The Government has turned its back on leaseholders

May 3, 2021 2:39 PM

65tdThe Fire Safety Bill passed through Parliament without vital protection for leaseholders and tenants against exorbitant bills for fire remediation works.

The devastating consequences of this Bill passing cannot be overstated.

At a time when the Prime Minister seeks outside funding to pay for his flat refurbishment and it is rumoured a nanny for his child millions of leaseholders, who are already facing financial ruin through no fault of their own, are now landed with the prospect of even more extortionate bills starting to arrive - perhaps within a matter of days. If ever there was a contrast which shows just how far out of touch this government is with the needs of ordinary working families this surely is it

The cladding scandal has been a protracted nightmare for leaseholders, and the government's failure to address the fire safety scandal properly is now a scandal in itself.

The government has had ten whole months to break the deadlock and propose a solution that they find acceptable but they have refused to compromise.

the charge on this issue.

Liberal Democrats have stood up for leaseholders from start to finish against the impacts of this defective Bill, and will continue to do so as the fire safety crisis continues to unfold.

Liberal Democrats have led the charge on this issue, and we have fought for those affected right till the end of the bill's passage.


We will continue to fight for protection for leaseholders and tenants and to highlight the Government's failure to act.
This is a national scandal - every day the devastating impact of the building safety crisis become more apparent.