The housing minister Alok Sharma has thanked LKP for raising Grenfell cladding issues in private apartment blocks.
We have intervened in a number of these cases, and will continue to do so.
Our intervention at Blenheim Centre / Reflexion on behalf of leaseholders resulted in freeholder Legal and General agreeing to pay the £165,000 a month fire marshal cost and to remove the Grenfell cladding, which may be a total bill of around £10 million.
Now the housing minister has kindly acknowledged our efforts, and as a result offers yet more money to the flawed Leasehold Advisory Service.
“My Department is providing additional funding to the Leaseholder Advisory Service to provide a dedicated advice and dispute resolution service to those leaseholders affected.”
LKP is strongly critical of this quango. Concerns about it have been raised in the Commons and Mr Sharma’s predecessor had to tell the Leasehold Advisory Service, which sold its services to some of sector’s most unsavoury operators, that it must be unambiguously on leaseholders’ side.
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I hope you don’t have Napier Management Services or Napier Property Management on your approved list. They are a nightmare firm viewed from a leaseholder’s perspective.