No end to cladding scandal

Friday, 4th June 2021

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Cllr Paul Dimoldenberg

• LEASEHOLDERS in Westminster who are caught up in the cladding scandal face each approaching deadline with fear.

Whether it’s a mortgage renewal, building insurance, or service charges, each represents a financial hurdle with which they are already struggling. And the government have failed to get to grips with the scale of these problems.

We now have The Fire Safety Act 2021, but Labour amendments to the bill that would have protected leaseholders from escalating costs were rejected by the government.

For the many Westminster leaseholders affected, many living in Paddington Basin, the new law offers no protection from bankruptcy and no end to the cladding scandal.

Westminster leaseholders struggling with the cladding scandal need support now.

They need real financial help to deal with the cladding problems they were unaware of when they purchased their flats. They need urgent relief from “waking watch” charges, fees for applying for funding and from extortionate insurance costs.

The government needs to get serious about ending the suffering of Westminster leaseholders caught up in the cladding scandal.

CLLR PAUL DIMOLDENBERG
Labour City
Management Spokesperson
Westminster City Hall,
Victoria Street, SW1

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