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Political Editor Catherine Levin reports from last month’s cladding protests where she spoke to victims of the cladding crisis about their experience.
On a recent hot summer’s day, campaigners fighting for justice for leaseholders trapped by the cladding crisis gathered at the offices of housing developers across the country. They were drawing attention to the plight of hundreds of thousands of homeowners facing huge bills to pay for remediating fire safety defects they did not cause.
“Developers can afford to chip into a fund that helps us”
Martin joined the protest outside a new development in Chipping Barnett in North London. This one is being built by Countryside Properties. He has lived in his flat in the Arnos Grove area of North London for six years. His building is just under 18-metres high and has many fire safety and cladding issues. He has been told that for the 33 flats in his development, the likely total costs of remediation will be in the region of £5 million.