Commenting after the Housing Secretary’s announcement of new cladding measures, Shabana Mahmood said:
“The announcement by The Ministry for Housing, Communities, and Local Government leaves more questions than answers. The cladding scandal has meant thousands of people are facing sky-high insurance costs until cladding is fixed.
“This announcement means that all buildings below 18 metres with dangerous cladding will get no support from the Department. It is utterly unacceptable for leaseholders affected by the cladding scandal in low-rise buildings are getting no support for a problem caused by shoddy buildings.
“Forcing leaseholders to take loans for buildings between four and six stories affected by the cladding scandal will put financial burdens on a family which were not expected. The Government may think that £50 a month is not that much but for many it is a huge amount.
“This a betrayal of leaseholders and the Housing Secretary has ensured that hundreds of thousands of people will have to pay for dodgy building practices which they are not responsible.”