A specialist solicitor has warned that “years of misery” lie ahead for leaseholders affected by the cladding scandal.

Mark Chick, head of the landlord and tenant team at Bishop & Sewell, said despite the government’s £3.5 billion support package to help support leaseholders left with increased service charges bills and unable to sell or remortgage their flats in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy, the cash won’t help everyone.

He said that as the financial support is not means tested, poorer leaseholders in low-rise blocks will mis out, “while affluent owners of high-rise properties would be eligible”. 

Chick said the cladding fund, announced by Robert Jenrick on 10 Febru...

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