On Tuesday 12th of February Florence used a Westminster Hall debate to raise the concerns of constituents in leasehold homes who are struggling with the cladding scandal.
During the debate Florence said:
‘In my short time as the MP for Vauxhall, I have been made acutely aware of how big a problem the issue is for leaseholders in privately rented and owned buildings. In just a couple of months I have had many cases brought to my attention by constituents who have been unable to sell or re-mortgage. Some have been unable to get the safety certificates that they need from their freeholders, and they pay really expensive service charges. The leaseholders feel trapped in their homes, unable to move, while facing the constant fear that the home where they live might catch fire. How can anybody sleep at night knowing that such a risk lies over their head? None of us could.’
You can read Florence’s full contribution here.