New legislation could force flat owners to pay for fire safety improvements, the goal of the Fire Safety Act is to make dwellings safer.
Despite a vast Tory revolt, a push to provide more financial protection for leaseholders was lost in a Parliamentary vote.
The government has set up £5 billion to remove cladding.
Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, claimed the government was paying for repairs to “thousands of buildings around the country.”
She claimed that the measure would “really help to save lives by modifying some of the prior horrible restrictions and guidelines.”
End Our Cladding Scandal, a campaigning group, stated that the bill has passed unmodified, “much to the sorrow of hundreds of thousands of innocent people across the country whose lives are being devastated by the buildings safety catastrophe.”
The government had “fought hard” against amendments that would have protected leaseholders from “widespread bankruptcy and financial disaster” …