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The government has launched legal action against a developer over a tower block in Stevenage which has suffered two years of delays to fire remediation works.
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has taken the first step in legal action against developer Grey GR, which is owned by asset manager Railpen.
The developer owns the 15-storey Vista Tower and has been given 21 days by the government to commit to remediation works to fix fire safety defects.
Failure to agree to carry out works at the Hertfordshire scheme within the timeframe will result in legal action.
According to DLUHC, the action comes after more than 100 residents in the tower have faced two years of delays to remediation work.
The legal action is by the Recovery Strategy Unit, which gives the DLUHC the ability to pursue owners of buildings who refuse to fix building defects.
Levelling up secretary Simon Clarke said: “The lives of more than 100 pe