Leaseholders should not pay a penny towards replacing unsafe cladding on high rises, Liberal Democrats say

February 10, 2021 2:58 PM

Daisy Cooper MP"It is a scandal that the Tories have broken their post-Grenfell promises to leaseholders living in unsafe homes," Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Daisy Cooper MP said, following Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick's announcement on high rise flats' cladding funding today .

"As Liberal Democrats, we're pleased that our amendments and dogged campaigning to protect leaseholders from extortionate costs has helped force the Government to introduce new levels of support, but these proposals still leave a lot of questions unanswered for many thousands of leaseholders.

"Liberal Democrats are clear that leaseholders should not have to pay a penny to remove dangerous cladding or carry the cost of other fire safety defects that have occurred through no fault of their own."