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Citiscape residents hit with £2m bill to remove Grenfell cladding

Inside Croydon

Citiscape, on the junction of Frith and Drummon Roads: the cladding is the similar to that used at Grenfell Tower

Residents in a town centre tower block could face financial ruin after a tribunal ruled today that they must meet the costs of replacing the Grenfell-style flammable cladding that encompasses their homes.

The leaseholders in the 95-apartment Citiscape complex on Drummond Road have been ordered to pay the bills to make their building safe, after a tribunal ruled that they, rather than the management company, were obliged to cover the costs of making the property safe.

The local MP, Steve Reed OBE, called on the government to step in.

“The government allowed that cladding to go up,” Reed said. “The government must take responsibility for taking that cladding down.

“The government must stop abandoning leaseholders to their fate. The government must pay for this work to be done.”

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