‘I have to pay £40,000 because of flammable cladding’

Mariam Ali-Pattergill, who bought a lease on a London flat with flammable cladding, says she must pay £40,000 this year for fire insurance and for the cost of having the cladding removed. She is one of hundreds of residents at the M&M buildings in Paddington who must pay tens of thousands of pounds because their flat blocks were built with ACM cladding – the same type as that on Grenfell Tower.

Video by Jeremy Howell and Sarah Corker

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