A row over who should foot the £2 million bill to remove Grenfell-style cladding from a housing complex in Croydon will come before a judge today (Tuesday).

Leaseholders at Citiscape, two connected buildings holding 95 flats, face huge costs after their homes were found encased in flammable material.

The Croydon Guardian reported in October last year that people living at Citiscape in Drummond Road may need to pay close to £5,000 per flat to get the flammable cladding replaced.

A spokesman for First Port, which manages the blocks, told the Croydon Guardian in October that the projected costs of replacing the cladding stand at about £500,000.

That number has since drastically increased as First Port now say that it will cost between £1.8 and £2 million.

Speaking to Croydon Guardian in October Richard Low-Food, whose 94-year-old father has lived in one of the flats since 2004, told us: "Why should residents have to pay for what should have never been used in the first place?

"The cladding is nothing to do with us, from what we understand from a lease agreement, the lease holders are responsible."

FirstPort Property Services Ltd manages the development and will appear before a first-tier property tribunal in an effort to make residents pay towards safety works.

Both blocks failed fire tests ordered by the Government in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, which left 71 dead last year.

It is suspected unsafe cladding contributed to the inferno's spread, leading to plans for similar panelling to be stripped from the Croydon development.

Official documents say Tuesday's application will determine the "payability and reasonableness of proposed service charges for major works".

FirstPort is also asking that the price of employing fire wardens to watch the building full-time - £4,000 per week since the cladding was deemed dangerous - is passed on.

Residents from the tower and adjoining flats have expressed fear they will not be able to afford the measures.

The management firm initially estimated it will cost around £500,000 to remove the cladding, but then dramatically increased the total to between £1.8 million and £2 million last month.

It will also seek dispensation for the consultation required prior to the work.

Judge Timothy Powell will hear the application over the course of one day at 10 Alfred Place in central London.