Since the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, housing associations have been inspecting their buildings for safety concerns and remediating them as a priority. There is nothing more important to them than the safety of residents and they are committed to this above all else.
We know that the work to ensure homes are safe has caused distress and worry for all residents who have been affected. We have consistently said that leaseholders should not have to pay for works that have been caused by a systemic failure of building regulations. We therefore welcome the leaseholder protections set out in the Building Safety Act, which significantly limit the extent to which leaseholders can be charged for works to ensure their homes’ safety.
However, leaseholders of flats in affected buildings are still facing some particular issues, including:
We created some FAQs to help leaseholders navigate the building safety crisis and we’ve updated this information to reflect the leaseholder protections in the Building Safety Act.
Leaseholders may also be interested to understand that the six big lenders have committed to providing mortgage finance on flats in affected buildings, even where remedial works have not yet taken place.Download the FAQs