Grenfell: The flats still covered in cladding thought to be dangerous | London

Living in constant anxiety Yiping Ge’s home, in Poplar, east London, like hundreds of others here, is still covered in cladding thought to be dangerous.

Legal arguments ongoing as to who is ultimately responsible for removing it. Inside, the financial burden already taking its toll, giving this father sleepless nights.

As the debate drags on, their service charge increases. Up 300% in part to pay for fire wardens. The worst case scenario for the people who own homes here is that they will have to stump up the cash.

The question is why are totally Londoners living in blocks like this across the capital are still being faced with the prospect of having to pay for the removal of this dangerous cladding – something which could cost them tens of thousands of pounds.

Sasha’s home has plummeted in value. He feels his life is now on hold.

The company that built the blocks, Bellway, says it will replace the cladding if an ongoing independent investigation finds it made mistakes at the time of construction.

If not, the ultimate question of who pays remains unanswered, leaving people here and in thousands of homes like them in London stuck.

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