Leaseholders will not have to pay to fix any fire risks, vows Gove

Communities and levelling up secretary says developers or freeholders should foot bill for all fire risks – not just cladding

Michael Gove has said leaseholders will not have to pay large sums to remedy fire defects in blocks of flats that go beyond cladding, after campaigners said a £4bn package to try and ease the crisis might not go far enough.

“My guiding principle is that leaseholders should not be held responsible for paying for work that was not their responsibility in the first place, and that it should be the owners of these buildings or those who were responsible for their construction that should pay,” the communities and levelling up secretary told BBC1’s Breakfast.

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