Gov't launches tracker for remediation of high risk buildings

A unique code will enable leaseholders and residents to track the progress of their building’s application through the online service, with information updated monthly.

Gov't launches tracker for remediation of high risk buildings

An online government tracker has been launched in order to hold building owners to account for remediation works.

 

Under the Leaseholder and Resident Service, a unique code will enable leaseholders and residents to track the progress of their building’s application, with information updated monthly.

This tracker will enable leaseholders to keep track of their building’s application and help apply pressure on their building owners if remediation action is needed.

The tailored service is designed to speed up the process of removing unsafe non-ACM cladding from the highest risk buildings, forcing building owners to be more transparent, and exposing those who have failed to take action to make their buildings safe.

Minister of State for Building Safety and Fire Stephen Greenhalgh said: "It is unacceptable that four years after the Grenfell tragedy innocent leaseholders are still living in buildings with unsafe cladding.

"Building owners are responsible for making their building’s safe, and we will no longer allow them to shirk from their duties and hide behind processes and corporate loopholes.

"Everyone – including leaseholders - has a right to know what is happening with their building and to live safely.

"Today’s launch is a key step in providing them with both the service and the peace of mind that they deserve."

Kate Henderson, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, added: "Greater transparency over the progress of Building Safety Fund applications is a positive move, providing welcome information to residents in buildings across the country who have been living with uncertainty about their safety and their future.

"Housing associations are committed to working with the government to tackle the building safety crisis and support all efforts to protect leaseholders from costs."

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