Lark Court fire safety certification (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2020-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2020
Reference: 
2020/1363
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Notting Hill Genesis have failed to ensure an intrusive fire safety inspection has been carried out, resulting in my constituents being unable to remortgage, sell, or move. Do you agree that building management companies should address fire safety certification as a matter of urgency?

Answer

Lark Court fire safety certification (1)

Lark Court fire safety certification (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I agree that building management companies should do everything they can to respond to requests for fire safety certification. I am, however, also aware that delays can occur for reasons beyond social landlords’ immediate control, including the lack of qualified experts available to carry out these inspections.

Given the scale of this national crisis, I have long called for the Government to take this seriously by providing a clear basis for prioritisation of buildings and addressing the competence and capacity issues in the supply chain.