Today I questioned the Prime Minister on his previous commitments to protect leaseholders from ‘unaffordable costs’ to fix building safety problems. Highlighting his ‘unequivocal pledge’ for their protection, I asked him to set out his plans to protect people from these huge and unfair costs following the Conservatives opposition to protective measures in the Fire Safety Bill this week.
I told Boris Johnson, who had ordered his MPs to vote against new laws to protect leaseholders from having to face unaffordable bills to fix problems they didn’t cause, about my meeting with local leaseholders and reminded him that their “lives have been torn apart by the cladding and building safety scandal”.
I was disappointed that yet again he’s broken his promise. Despite his commitment that leaseholders should not have to pay, he’s confirmed that his fire safety remediation plan requires leaseholders to meet substantial and, in many cases, unbearable costs.
I’ll keep campaigning against the Government’s cruel policy of putting the price of their mistakes on those living in blocks of flats – it’s scandalous that this crisis is being allowed to continue.
Watch the clip of my question here: