The government has been rebuffed in the Lords for the third time over its plans for who pays for building fire safety measures.
Peers amended the Fire Safety Bill once more to prevent landlords from passing on the expenses of remedial work to leaseholders.
They proposed that a government grant and loan program should come first.
The revisions are “inappropriate and untenable,” according to the administration.
By an overwhelming majority of 86 votes, peers agreed to reinstate rules that protect citizens from having to foot the tab for safety improvements.
In March, MPs rejected a previous attempt by them to enact the amendments.
Following the Grenfell Tower catastrophe in 2017, which killed 72 people, the Fire Safety Bill was introduced to enhance laws.
After examinations revealed that many more flats were covered in combustible cladding, there has been a heated argument regarding who should pay for costs such as emergency …