Helen Grant MP said:
‘Residents at Miller Heights have been failed by their managing agent for too long. Ever since the residential properties were first occupied at the site, I have been helping residents resolve a range of unsatisfactory issues, from plumbing and heating to anti-social behaviour. Enough is enough and I now welcome the chance to work with a new management company to take the necessary action to put things right.
At the top of that list is fire safety. I am deeply concerned about the amount of time it is taking for the recommended ‘cavity barrier installation’ to be implemented at the property and I know how distressing this is for residents. Not only are they worried about the safety of their families, but it is also affecting their ability to resell their properties.
I have already raised the matter with the existing managing agent on a number of occasions and it will be the first issue I discuss with the new management company on behalf of the residents. I have also raised the issue as a matter of urgency with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, to enquire as to whether any Government money can be provided to fund the required works.
Helping the residents at Miller Heights is a top priority for me and my team, and I sincerely hope we can make some genuine progress in the days and weeks ahead.’