I’ve once again been raising my concerns in the chamber about the conditions many renters are having to live through as remediation works are carried out on their buildings.
Currently, buildings above 18m are undergoing remediations to ensure they are fire-safe – it is clearly important that these works are carried out quickly. However, there are instances when the conditions for residents are not acceptable in the meantime.
I asked the Secretary of State for Housing if he had considered the mental wellbeing of residents. Specifically I was thinking of St Francis Tower, where residents have been living under a shrink wrap with no natural light, which I know is just one example nationally of poor living conditions as a result of these ongoing remediation works.