Our letter to the LUHC Committee: Thousands of ‘non-qualifying’ leaseholders are excluded from protection

Michael Gove will be questioned during an evidence session with the cross-party LUHC Committee on Monday 21 November, covering a wide range of issues including building safety.

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No backsliding: Developer safety ‘pledges’ must be turned into unambiguous legal contracts without further delay

In April, Michael Gove announced that the biggest UK homebuilders had ‘pledged’ to fix all unsafe buildings over 11 metres in height that they had played a role in developing in the last 30 years.

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) press release declared this ‘a victory for leaseholders’ – although we think leaseholders will be the judge of that, and the devil is still very much in the detail.

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