14 January 2021

Homeowners in dangerous buildings are being hit with crippling bills because ministers have 'buried their heads in the sand' since the Grenfell disaster.

Hundreds of thousands of leaseholders in unsafe flats face average bills of £40,000 – and some of up to £115,000 – to replace dangerous cladding, similar to that found on Grenfell Tower in west London, where an inferno killed 72 people in June 2017.

New rules mean homeowners require a form to prove their building is free of dangerous cladding.