The House of Lords’ decision to reject the Government’s cladding bill yesterday should remind the Government that its responsibilities to leaseholders and tenants goes further than simply removing unsafe cladding. Proper plans must also be put in place to rectify the costs of additional safety procedures such as waking watches, which have been mandated by the Government. The additional costs incurred by various parties, including that of fire safety surveys, should be seen as part of the overall cost of the cladding crisis. It is important that these wider issues are resolved in order to avoid ambiguity.
Written by Israel Moskovitz,
“Response to the Government cladding announcement” first appeared on my Medium profile.