Wednesday 7 July 2021 / 3:20 PM Housing

Labour reacts to Lord Greenhalgh rowing back on building safety pledges

Lucy Powell MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, commenting on Lord Greenhalgh saying that the Government’s Building Safety Bill is not designed to resolve issues around the building safety scandal, said:

“Innocent leaseholders already feel that they are banging their head against a brick wall, trapped in unsafe, unsellable homes and facing huge remediation costs for works that are not their fault. These comments will make them – and the many MPs of all political parties who champion their cause – see red.

“Through the passage of the Fire Safety Bill we were told that the Building Safety Bill would safeguard leaseholders from remediation costs, yet the Bill as drafted puts them at the mercy of building owners, forcing homeowners to pay.

“While Ministers talk their way out of solving the building safety scandal, we’ll work cross Party to protect leaseholders and ensure they can move on with their lives.”