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Fire Safety Bill defeated in the House of Commons


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The Fire Safety Bill, which would ensure that leaseholders do not have to pay remediation costs, has been voted down following a three hour debate in the House of Commons.

Although the bill received support from mp’s, a vote in the The House of Commons ended 340-225 in favour of not backing the motion, despite 30 Conservative MP’s going against the Government.

Following the Grenfell tower fire, the Fire Safety Bill was passed and added stricter regulations for building safety. However, despite the Government announcement that it is pledging £3.5bn towards the removal of unsafe cladding high rise buildings to bring an end to the cladding scandal, many leaseholders claim that they face further costs of up to £50,000.

Aside from cladding removal, residents of high rise buildings have faced large fees to pay for safety improvements to comply with new regulations.

The bill will now go to the House of Lords.

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