Cladding crisis: Campaigner faces £52,000 bill to make home safe

1 February 2021, 15:59

Homeowner left with £52,000 bill to fix cladding

By Sam Sholli

A campaigner, who owns a flat in Sheffield with the same cladding as Grenfell Tower, says he and others in his building have been left with a £52,000 bill to make it safe.

William Martin, who is a co-founder of the UK Cladding Action Group also told LBC that the Government has rejected his appeals for funding.

His words come amid Labour calling for the establishment of a national task force to "get a grip on the deepening cladding crisis".

Speaking to LBC's Shelagh Fogarty about how the cladding crisis has impacted him, Mr Martin explained: "The Government have said there's no funding for us."

Young mum stuck in her "worthless" flat due to unsafe cladding

He added: "And that leaves me and the other people in my building with a £52,000 bill.

"And top of that every single week we pay £7,000 to put a waking watch in our building...That's costing me £3,000 per year just for that service, not even the remediation."

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