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|30 Jun 2017, 12:24 p.m.||High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention||Theresa Villiers|
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that privately-owned tall buildings used for residential purposes are checked for fire safety.
Answer (Mr Marcus Jones)
It is for private sector landlords, who are responsible for the safety of their buildings, to take action to assure tenants of the safety of the building. The testing process which is being undertaken for local authorities and housing associations is open to any other residential landlords free of charge. Local authorities will ensure that landlords are aware of this offer and the Government has also alerted owners, landlords and managers of private sector residential blocks in England through their representative bodies.