25 October 2021
Questions to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Andrew Bridgen asks the Housing Minister how the building safety charge benefit leaseholders living in North West Leicestershire.

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)

How will the building safety charge benefit leaseholders living in North West Leicestershire?

Christopher Pincher (The Minister for Housing)

The building safety charge is a charge to ensure that the building safety regulator—the most important and powerful regulator of building safety in the world—will be responsible for ensuring that through the life cycle of the development of a building, from design to construction through to its operation, it will be safe. We will be ensuring that there are accountable persons for those buildings who will be responsible for them. We will make sure that the cost that falls on individual leaseholders will be sensible and as limited as possible. My hon. Friend can be assured that that cost will be transparent so that they can see exactly what they are paying for.

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