Government to fund & speed up vital cladding replacement

The Government has today announced around £200 million will be made available to remove and replace unsafe cladding from around 170 privately owned high-rise buildings.

The government has stepped in to speed up vital cladding replacement by fully funding the work, eliminating excuses used by some building owners and protecting leaseholders from the costs.

Around £200 million will be made available to remove and replace unsafe aluminium composite material cladding from around 170 privately owned high-rise buildings.

This step has been taken after private building owners failed to take action and tried to offload costs onto leaseholders.

Prime Minister, Theresa May said:

“ It is of paramount importance that everybody is able to feel and be safe in their homes. ”

“ That’s why we asked building owners in the private sector to take action and make sure appropriate safety measures were in place. ”

“ And we’ve seen a number of private building owners doing the right thing and taking responsibility, but unfortunately too many are continuing to pass on the costs of removal and replacement to leaseholders. ”

“ Today I can confirm we will now be fully funding the replacement of cladding on high-rise private residential buildings so residents can feel confident they are secure in their homes. ”

“ Building owners will have 3 months to access the new fund. We will look carefully at those who fail to remediate and consider what further action can be taken. ”

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