CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

DLUHC – LEASEHOLDERS INCURRING REMEDIATION COSTS - 25 October 2021

DLUHC – LEASEHOLDERS INCURRING REMEDIATION COSTS - 25 October 2021

Dr Julian Lewis: The Minister has been very accessible, and I have had conversations with him over this issue, but I am still not clear what people can do if they have already been stung with costs in respect of remediation. To go to a tribunal is a gamble, because legal costs may be incurred. Can he give further thought in his approach to this matter to how to get money back for people who have wrongly been charged when they are merely innocent leaseholders?

[The Minister for Housing (Christopher Pincher): I am obliged, as ever, to my right hon. Friend. He is right. We have met on a number of occasions to discuss these issues. I will not labour the point about the public funds we have already expended on remediation or the plans we have to bring forward further support for those who find themselves in this very difficult and distressing situation. I will always talk to him and consider the thoughts and ideas he presents.]