It has been confirmed that apartment owners in Manchester will no longer be forced to pay for the removal of dangerous cladding from their properties.
Vallea Court and Cypress Place in the city’s Green Quarter failed safety checks last year after they were found to have cladding similar to that on Grenfell Tower.
Leaseholders were originally told that they would be responsible for paying for the removal of the cladding from the high-rise apartment blocks.
This morning tenants, many who were first-time buyers, were told that they will not have to pay for the removal of the cladding, ending months of worry and financial concern.
The letter from Pemberstones, the investors, confirmed that they are now working with a 'number of partners' to ensure that leaseholders will not have to pay.
The apartment owners have also been refunded all payments to date, their tribunal costs and their crowd-funding.
Manchester Council said that they were pleased by the news after backing the residents' campaign. Councillor Suzanne Richards, Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration for Manchester City Council, said: