On 14 February, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Michael Gove MP, unveiled new measures that will force industry to pay to remove cladding and protect leaseholders from exorbitant costs.
The announcement headlines are as follows:
- Developers and product manufacturers that do not help fix the cladding scandal could be blocked from housing market
- Government puts its guarantee that no leaseholder living in medium or high-rise buildings will have to pay a penny for the removal of cladding into law
- New powers will allow cladding companies to be sued and subject to fines for defective products
- Protections for leaseholders extended to cover other fire safety defects