Multiple reports of Grenfell residents still paying rent

In response to reports on Today programme of a Grenfell survivor continuing to be charged rent, Radical Housing Network said:

“Like everyone else, we’re absolutely appalled to hear reports of a Grenfell fire survivor being charged rent for their destroyed home.”

Grenfell Tower is part of Lancaster West estate, home to thousands of people.

“We’ve heard multiple reports that residents of Lancaster West estate, evacuated because their homes are uninhabitable, with no gas or hot water, are staying in unsuitable hotel accommodation while still paying their council rent. The trauma of the entire Lancaster West community is unimaginable, none of the residents should pay rent when questions over the safety of their homes remain – Grenfell Action Group called residents of Lancaster West ‘the forgotten victims’.

“All Lancaster West residents must have urgent clarification on this issue. We demand refunds for any rent collected, and reassurances that no other Grenfell survivors are affected.

“Confidence in Kensington and Chelsea Council is at rock bottom – for reassurance and clarity, the council must release financial information on all rental income they have collected.

“Once again the council that had little regard for residents before the Grenfell disaster shows its contempt for tenants. It’s time the Conservative council cabinet take collective responsibility for this catalog of failure and follow their leader and lead member for housing in resigning.”

Notes to Editors

Radical Housing Network is a network of housing campaigns from across London. Grenfell Action Group is a member of the Radical Housing Network.

Grenfell Action Group called the wider Lancaster West estate community the ‘forgotten forgotten victims’ and documented their housing issues in this in this blog dated 22/06/17.

Press contact:

Joe Beswick 07873 557 040

Radical Housing Network

radicalhousingnetwork@gmail.com

@radicalhousing

Notes to Editors

Radical Housing Network is a network of housing campaigns from across London. Grenfell Action Group is a member of the Radical Housing Network.

Grenfell Action Group called the wider Lancaster West estate community the ‘forgotten forgotten victims’ and documented their housing issues in this in this blog dated 22/06/17.

Press contact:

Joe Beswick 07873 557 040

Radical Housing Network

radicalhousingnetwork@gmail.com

@radicalhousing

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