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Council-owned homes like these on Golborne’s Swinbrook Estate will no longer be managed by KCTMO

Grenfell fire: KCTMO stripped of housing management role

Tenants and leaseholders living in Golborne properties owned by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea will in future no longer have their homes managed by the Kensington & Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO). The organisation had managed council-owned housing, including properties in Golborne Ward, since 1996.

Prime Minister Theresa May announced on August 23rd that KCTMO would be stripped of its management responsibilities for the Lancaster West Estate, the site of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire. After a meeting with Grenfell Tower survivors, Mrs May told the BBC, “I was pleased that I was able to tell them...that the tenant management organisation will no longer have responsibility for the Lancaster West housing estate. People were pleased to hear that.”

Subsequently, it’s been made clear by the Council that KCTMO will lose the contract to manage all of the Borough’s housing, including estates and properties in Golborne Ward.

New Council leader Elizabeth Campbell told the Evening Standard, “We have listened to communities and to the residents of North Kensington, and it is clear that public trust has been broken and there is no future role for the KCTMO. I spoke to the Prime Minister and the council is looking at all options for managing our own housing in the future.”