The government announced on 10 February that it would be increasing the size of the Building Safety Fund for cladding remediation by £3.5 billion. But this failed to address other fire safety defects and failed to provide any support to those in buildings under 18m. The measures announced will not solve the crisis and much more needs to be done.
THIS DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH AND WE NEED YOUR HELP !
Leaseholders biggest strength is each-other which is why we are calling on everyone who supports the NLC to also support your fellow leaseholders who are in crisis.
Please write to your MP and express your disappointment and ask them to sign the McPartland Smith Amendment to the Fire Safety Bill, which would protect leaseholders from the costs of historic fire safety defects that we did not create.
The cladding and fire safety crisis is leaving thousands of leaseholders (flat owners) with massive bills and at risk of bankruptcy. We are calling on the government to deliver on its commitment that leaseholders pay nothing towards the cost of remediating historical defects in buildings.
We have provided a template email to send to your MP. Please click below to show your support. It literally takes 5 minutes.
You can also help by signing and sharing our petition
PLEASE SIGN END OUR CLADDING SCANDAL PETITION CLICK HERE:
We remain disappointed that the government refuses to acknowledge the size and scale of the building safety crisis in the country.
The Government promised us no leaseholder would have to pay to make their homes safe. Today we feel betrayed. We were hoping for a solution to stop the sleepless nights and for millions living in buildings less than 18m there has been one. Robert Jenrick needs to get a grip on the cladding crisis.
Loans longer than mortgage terms for millions and not even enough to cover the cost of making the buildings that the government consider most high risk safe. Taxpayers and leaseholders are left to foot the bill for billions of pounds while the largest developers – who have made over 10 billion in profit since the Grenfell fire – are let off lightly.
Many people living in buildings under 18m will still have to bear the costs – for many above £30,000 – saddles with debt around their necks for thirty years.
Where is the money for missing fire breaks, alarms or for cladding on buildings under 18m? Leaseholders are the victims of this crisis and have done nothing wrong to deserve this.
- This fund will NOT cover any non-cladding related building safety remediation costs such as balconies and missing fire breaks behind non cladded wall systems, or any internal compartmentation work, in buildings over or under 18 metres
- This fund will NOT cover any costs of waking watch fire wardens or increased insurance premiums.