Grenfell firm passes responsibility for homes to council

The temporary move will see responsibility for thousands of homes passed on to the local council.

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Kensington & Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (TMO) was stripped of its responsibility for managing homes last September, with¬†councillors saying the firm¬†“no longer has the trust of residents in the borough”.

In a letter to residents, dated 22 December, chairwoman Fay Edwards said the TMO’s board had “reluctantly decided” it could “no longer guarantee that it can fulfil its obligations” in regards to its contract with the council.

“The board has decided that it would be in the best interests of all residents that the services which the TMO currently provides are temporarily handed back to the council while it carries out consultation with you about the future management of its housing stock,” she said.

She said the consultation “will take some time” and said the handover of responsibilities will take place by 31 January.

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