I find it simply staggering that two and a half years after Grenfell, the Government are still only beginning to address fire safety and cladding removal. Speaking directly to the Minister for Housing, I told her that local residents who live in blocks with ACM cladding face significant stress and concern.
Many of the people affected are private tenants or leaseholders, who have little recourse to take any substantial action on their own. They are often locked into a situation where the freeholder has the power to remove the material but is struggling to do so. They may need to come together with other leaseholders, and it may be difficult in practical terms to agree a way forward.
The problem is ongoing, and it may be getting worse because of the lack of response from central Government.
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