Cladding: Conservatives still have “head in the sand” over leaseholder reforms

Responding to reports of the potential reforms put forward on cladding by Michael Gove’s Department for Levelling Up, House and Communities, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Daisy Cooper MP said: “The Conservative Government still has its head in the sand about the scale of this scandal and the nightmare that leaseholders are living.

Daisy Cooper MP

“I’m relieved that the government has seen sense on this aspect but many questions remain. Innocent leaseholders are still facing eye-watering bills to fix non-cladding fire safety defects, not of their making, and more defects may be discovered once cladding starts to come off.

“Anything short of putting new laws in place to make the developers pay for their shoddy and dangerous house-building is a betrayal of innocent leaseholders whose lives have been put on hold for four years already.

“Leaseholders still need and deserve a public inquiry into the government’s handling of this crisis and why it has got it so wrong for so long.”

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