'Residents of two apartment blocks in Manchester could have their rent increased to pay for the bill to replace Grenfell Tower-style cladding.
More than 300 people living in the two blocks in the city’s Green Quarter are “potentially in danger of losing their lives” while the cladding remains on the building, one resident warned.
They may be forced to pay upwards of £3m for the refurbishment, which could increase if insulation material inside the buildings is also found to be flammable.
Cladding on the apartments was found to be the same as that used on Grenfell Tower, which was described as being “more flammable than petrol”at the inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower, which killed 72 people.
Residents living in the towers feel as though they are in “real immediate danger”, Katie Kelly, who lives in one of the blocks, said.
“There’s nothing to say that a fire won’t break out in our blocks. The cladding is still on until spring next year,” she told The Independent.
She added: “If something did happen, you’re in a building that’s extra flammable that could go up within minutes.”'
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