Campaigners call for a fund to help people trapped living in unsafe buildings in wake of Grenfell tragedy
The Association of Residential Managing Agents has written an open letter to Rishi Sunak demanding a multi-million-pound fund
Campaigners are calling on the Chancellor to set up a fund to help half a million people trapped living in unsafe buildings.
The householders are in high-rise flats built with materials at least as flammable as the cladding used on Grenfell Tower. The Government is paying £600 million to remove Grenfell-style cladding from 333 blocks, but it is not funding the replacement of other types of potentially dangerous material.
Instead, leaseholders are paying bills of up to £80,000 each plus costs for fire patrols. Many have been told their homes are worthless until the problem is fixed.
The Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) has written an open letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak demanding a multi-million-pound fund so these buildings can be made safe.
On Monday, the Government named and shamed five companies that had yet to outline plans to remove unsafe cladding from all of their buildings.