Grenfell Tower area residents told: return home or lose council tenancies

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Kensington and Chelsea council issues ultimatum to people who lived in housing near tower

Traumatised residents who lived in the vicinity of Grenfell Tower have been given an ultimatum by Kensington and Chelsea council about returning to their homes, the Guardian has learned.

Residents who were evacuated on the night of the fire last year who lived in the Walkways or in nearby Treadgold or Bramley House – an area of low-rise housing connected to the tower – are due to receive letters from the council on Wednesday or Thursday saying they are expected to make a decision by the end of this month about returning to their former homes. Those who do not return will have their council tenancies terminated.

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