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Liz meets with residents about fire safety concerns

Last week I met with residents from a block of flats that has been built using materials that are no longer deemed safe following the Grenfell Tower fire.

These residents have seen their home insurance costs increase by as much as 700%, and that they have had to pay for an advanced fire alarm system, leaving people at their capacity and close to bankruptcy. They have said they have tried to have the unsafe materials replaced but the government support isn’t enough, and the work is unaffordable.

This is unacceptable. These people own flats that they thought were safe but now, by no fault of their own, are having to pay huge sums of money. I will therefore be writing to Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to raise this matter again.