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Grenfell Tower: Fires

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 116791, tabled on 30 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will set out the details of any meetings or other contact that has taken place between his Department and representatives from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea about allowing council tenants who formerly resided in Grenfell Tower to retain the right to buy.

Answered on

12 December 2017

The Government has been clear that residents who held a council tenancy in Grenfell Tower or Grenfell Walk will be offered a new home that will be on at least the same terms as the one they lost.

Survivors who held a council tenancy at Grenfell Tower or Grenfell Walk will have the Right to Buy their new permanent council property; where they move into a permanent housing association property, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) will ask landlords to grant them the Right to Buy.

Officials from my Department have regular meetings with representatives from RBKC about rehousing, including allowing council tenants who formerly resided in Grenfell Tower to retain the Right to Buy.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government