Government turns attention to private landlords after Grenfell

By Hiba Mahamadi | 14 August 2017

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) will support councils in taking action against private sector building owners who do not cooperate in ensuring the safety of high-rise buildings from fire, the communities secretary has said.

Sajid Javid wrote to council chief executives on Friday responding to concerns voiced by local authorities that they were in the dark about the safety of privately-owned buildings because they did not have access to the relevant information.

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