Some facts regarding the management of the property do at least allow for a clearer understanding and I know everyone will be grateful when the police have completed and reprorted on their investigation of any criminality.
It does however appear that its the members of The Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation that will suffer the main focus of investigation.
The Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation was established on 1 April 1996, when it assumed management of 9,760 properties from the council.
Run by a board of 13 tenants, it was described at the time as "one of Britain's most ambitious property management schemes"
Oversight and membership
The TMO has a board comprising eight residents, four council-appointed members and three independent members.
Labour councillor and now MP, Emma Dent Coad was a council-appointed board member from 2008 to 31 October 2012.
Membership is open to any named tenant or leaseholder of a property owned by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and managed by the TMO, and who is over the age of eighteen.
Kensington and Chelsea TMO has a national profile within the housing sector and has received a three-star status from the Audit Commission.
In 2008 Juliet Rawlings, Chair of the TMO's Board from 1993, was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for her work with the organisation.
On 14 June 2017 a large fire engulfed Grenfell Tower, a 24-floor, 120-flat block managed by the company.
Grenfell Action Group, the block's tenant organisation, had repeatedly warned of major fire safety lapses since 2013.
A blog entry posted on 20 November 2016,[described KCTMO as "an evil, unprincipled, mini-mafia" and predicted that only a "catastrophic event" leading to "serious loss of life" such as "a serious fire in a tower block" would result in change.
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