The London Assembly has today backed proposals put forward by the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Members for extra help to be given to leaseholders affected by the building safety crisis.
The successful amendment includes the creation of a support hub that would offer a range of mental health support and practical advice for the thousands of Londoners impacted by the crisis.
Speaking after the amendment was passed, Caroline Pidgeon AM, who proposed the amendment, said:
“It is not acceptable that so many leaseholders and residents across London are living in fear over their building’s safety, whilst many leaseholders are also facing crippling bills.
“While the Building Safety Crisis needs to be addressed nationally, there is no reason why the Mayor cannot provide a helping hand to Londoners.
“For too long the Mayor has ignored calls to provide practical assistance to leaseholders and residents. After today’s historic vote the Mayor must now act.”