Our Submission to LUHC Inquiry on Building Safety

We responded to the recent LUHC Select Committee’s Inquiry on Building Safety: Remediation and Funding.

You can read our full written submission here, including our “asks”.

Our Asks:

Successive governments (and the same civil servants in charge of building regulations) have allowed the UK’s regulatory system to remain inadequate, weak, and gameable despite repeated warnings over the decades including reports after fires.

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Dereliction of Duty – Our new report shows housing associations have failed leaseholders

In the light of significant and recurring concerns leaseholders were raising about housing associations, we conducted a survey in November 2021 to gather data and document the nature and scope of those concerns. The resulting report, published today, shines a light on leaseholders’ experience and highlights systemic issues that need to be urgently addressed.

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Proposed Amendments to the Building Safety Bill

Today’s announcement is the most positive step forward we have yet seen in the building safety crisis. Finally, nearly five long years after the Grenfell tragedy, the penny seems to have dropped with the government that leaseholders are the innocent party and that the polluters who caused this crisis must be the ones to pay to fix it.

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