“Extraordinarily, landlords currently have no obligation to make homes ‘fit for human habitation’…” Parliament hears

Today in Parliament Karen Buck MP laid bare the shocking reality of the parlous state of British Housing:

“We must await the Inquiry of the horror of Grenfell Tower, but what we do know is that resident’s were raising fire safety concerns about the cladding long before the fire. This cladding may have been unfit and hazardous – something surely was.

I’ve seen a family that have had to close off their two bedrooms because of the cold and damp, and all had to sleep in the living room.

I met a young mum whose baby was born prematurely, who lived in a flat so damp that even I struggled to breathe in it.

I met a pensioner who has been to hospital twice in the last week with hypothermia because their flat was so cold…”

Watch the full debate here:

Legislation: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill – 2nd reading

Legislation: Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill – 2nd reading

Posted by Parliament Today UK on Friday, 19 January 2018

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