Bob asked the Minister for Housing, Christopher Pincher, what he will do to ensure that leaseholders are prevented from having to bear these unnecessary and unacceptable costs for the Fire Safety Bill.
The £5.1 billion offered by the Government thus far will be insufficient to cover the remediation and fire safety costs identified not only in tall buildings but in lower buildings as well. It is going to take some five years for the work to be carried out, and leaseholders are receiving bills now of £50,000 or more in order for the work to be carried out. They can ill afford it. Bob therefore supports the Lords amendment to the bill.