A BOLTON MP has thrown his weight behind a move that could save leaseholders and tenants thousands of pounds.

Chris Green, MP for Bolton West and Atherton, has signalled his support for the McPartland-Smith amendment to the Fire Safety Bill, which would prohibit building owners passing remediation costs for fire safety improvements onto leaseholders and tenants.

This amendment makes changes to the current legislation to protect leaseholders from having to pay for historical fire safety work.

This currently would include the removal and replacement of dangerous cladding on buildings with this amendment part of a raft of legislation trying to make the changes brought forward by the Grenfell Tower inquiry.

Speaking after announcing his support, Mr Green said: “I am pleased to be able to support the amendment being brought forward by my colleagues in Parliament.

“Many constituents have been in touch with me with concerns for family members trapped in these apartments," he added.

“It is an injustice that leaseholders and tenants are burdened with the cost of remediation work.”