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LGA responds to building safety measures coming into force

The LGA has long argued that blameless leaseholders should not have to pay for fire safety defects resulting from 20 years of regulatory failure and industry malpractice. We are pleased the Government has listened, although we remain concerned that the measures announced today will be insufficient to protect all leaseholders who own the freeholds of their blocks.

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LGA statement on developer building safety arrangements

“We are pleased that the Government has listened to calls the LGA has been making for several years to protect leaseholders from the costs of two decades of industry failure."

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LGA responds to government plans to force developers to meet cladding costs

“No leaseholder should have to pay the costs of making their homes safe and the Secretary of State’s threat to use the legal system to ensure developers meet their responsibilities to leaseholders is a positive step in the right direction."

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LGA responds to Building Safety Bill in Queen’s Speech

"This Bill cannot come soon enough to reform our broken building safety system and enshrine tough new legislation into law."