HIGH RISE BUILDINGS: MPs call on Government to take the lead on cladding
High rise building in Leeds
Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn has called on the Government to finally take a stand against potentially flammable cladding on the sides of high rise buildings in Leeds.
Mr Benn said it was a “scandal” that leaseholders in the city were having to pay for waking watches to ensure their buildings are safe, and that the developers who built the blocks should foot the bill.
Labour MPs presented a motion in Parliament this week calling on Government to fund cladding remediation to start immediately, and pursue “those responsible” for the cladding crisis.
Mr Benn said: “This is a scandal and all the leaseholders in Leeds who are affected are looking to Parliament to take action. They thought they had bought the home of their dreams but they are living in a nightmare.
“Their flats are a fire risk which means they are worthless and can’t be sold. Leaseholders are paying huge bills for waking watches and insurance and they’re afraid that they will be told they have to pay to fix the problem for which they are not in any way responsible.
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