Grenfell Tower residents were today informed that the Council’s and TMO’s insurers ‘Zurich’ will not be compensating them for damage to electricl appliances suffered by many in the recent power surge debacle. ‘Zurich’ found that the TMO had not been negligent in regard to this incident. They therefore declined to provide compensation in response to residents insurance claims.
This appears to be a classic Catch 22 situation. Residents can’t be compensated unless the TMO admits negligence, and the TMO will never admit negligence for fear of embarrassment, and to avoid any possibility of facing criminal charges for endangering life by negligence.
Following this contemptible decision to deny liability and thereby deny compensation to victims of the Grenfell Tower power surges, residents are strongly urged to attend the EMB Rooms on Thursday evening, 15th August, at 6.30pm to show their displeasure.
(please see attached letter – no compensation )
As if it wasn’t bad enough that our landlords would subject residents to the frightening experience of having electrical appliances blow up and catch fire in their homes – to then refuse to compensate the victims for their losses is just beyond the pale.
Perhaps we should take this opportunity also to thank the members of the RBKC Housing and Property Scrutiny Committee to whom this issue was referred in July, giving Grenfell Tower residents renewed, but alas false, hope that that they might be fairly treated after all. Well done guys – we got everything we expected from you.
LIKE SO MUCH THAT GOES ON WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF LANCASTER WEST – THIS STINKS!
Following this evening’s meeting of Grenfell Tower residents with representatives of the TMO to discuss the refusal of the Council’s and TMO’s insurers to compensate victims of the power surge debacle, we have been asked to make available for download a letter template for use by residents, which makes clear that the £200 goodwill payment will be accepted only if it does not prejudice the individual’s right to continue to seek full compensation from the TMO. The letter also requests copies of various documents which will be needed as evidence by the complainant should legal action in pursuit of compensation become necessary. You can download the letter template from the following link: Grenfell Tower – Letter Before Action