For three years since the terrible tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire, the Tories’ approach to building safety has been shambolic. Over the past year, I have been contacted by many constituents trapped in limbo, facing financial difficulty and unable to sell their home because mortgage companies now require a certificate, known as an EWS1 form, as a condition of lending on buildings which have external cladding.
The problem comes because it is almost impossible to obtain an EWS1 certificate at present for the vast majority of buildings, resulting in many flats in buildings with cladding being un-sellable. It is essential that the Government makes sure that every home is safe, but the current system isn’t doing that either.
The Government must act to stop this scandal which is causing misery for hundreds of thousands of people across the country. You can watch my question to the Prime Minister here>>