Shabana has added her name to amendments to the Building Safety Bill aimed at protecting leaseholders from extortionate remediation costs.
Earlier this year, Shabana was a signatory to the McPartland-Smith amendments to the Fire Safety Bill that would have ensured leaseholders were not liable for any costs of remediation. These amendments fell after being opposed by the Government.
The new amendments tabled to the Building Safety Bill are as follows:
- Amendment NC5 will give power to the government and local authorities to designate dwellings with cladding and fire safety defects as defective and to provide grant support for remediation.
- Amendment NC 6 will place a duty on the Secretary of State to provide funding for cladding and fire safety remediation and also for Parliament to approve these plans.
- Amendment NC13 prevents the costs of any fire safety or building safety remedial works being passed on to leaseholders.
As the Building Safety Bill continues to make its way through the Commons, Labour will continue to hold the Government to account on its promises that leaseholders will not bear any additional costs.
Shabana continues in her steadfast commitment to advocate for constituents who have been unjustly affected by the cladding scandal.