The United Nations has warned the UK government that its failure to replace dangerous cladding on buildings in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire could be a breach of international law.

Inside Housing reported:

“In April, Leilani Farha, who was the the UN’s special rapporteur on adequate housing, wrote to the government about “the situation face by leasehold owners in buildings clad with flammable materials, living in unsafe housing and unable to sell their flats and move elsewhere, and those who are required to pay large amount to have dangerous cladding removed”

“Latest government figures show that 79 social high-rise residential buildings and 178 private high-rise residential buildings with aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding are yet to have their system replaced, more than three years after the Grenfell Tower fire killed 72 people”.