New fire safety laws are being criticised by survivors.

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” due to “poor regulations, corporate wrongdoing, and faulty building work,” according to the report.

It went on to say that “this [act] pulls the rug out from under a generation of homeowners” whose lives were still in danger due to hazardous structures.

The group has vowed to fight the measures in the future, tweeting: “We have a legal right to be enraged. But the battle is far from done.”

The new law clarifies that building owners are responsible for managing and reducing the danger of fire in their buildings.

The government was under pressure to pass it before the parliamentary session ended on Thursday.

It claimed to have found “the proper balance in terms of safeguarding leaseholders while also being fair to taxpayers.”

According to a representative for the Department of Housing, Communities, and Local Government, ministers prioritize making the tallest buildings with the riskiest cladding safer.

“We’ve been clear throughout that building owners and industry should make structures safe without passing costs on to leaseholders – and we’ll make sure they pay for previous mistakes with a new levy and tax to contribute to the costs of restoration,” they continued.

“Our generous capped finance scheme will ensure bills are capped at £50 per month for lower-rise structures with reduced risk.”