Government Fails to Protect Leaseholders in Vote on Fire Safety Bill

Once again, on Wednesday 24th February 2021, actions spoke louder than words as Conservative MPs voted against an amendment to the Fire Safety Bill that would have provided legal protections for leaseholders. The proposed amendment would have prohibited remediation costs from being passed to leaseholders, who currently face life-changing costs to remediate unsafe cladding and other fire safety defects. The final vote was 345 ayes to 226 noes.

Fire Safety Bill Voting
Fire Safety Bill: motion to disagree to Lords Amendment 2
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I am a Broker and a Leaseholder: Insurers and FCA Must Push for Cladding Crisis Solution

Insurance Post invited a Birmingham leaseholder and insurance broker to give her insider perspective on the buildings insurance premium increases currently faced by leaseholders caught up in the building safety crisis.

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