Tower blocks across the UK, home to an estimated 100,000 people, have a systemic structural flaw that puts them at risk of collapse, housing experts have told The Independent.
In the wake of the Grenfell disaster, safety problems have come to light at towers built using the Large Panel System (LPS) method during the 1960s and 1970s, which house more than 41,000 flats in cities up and down the country.
The flawed construction method has left cracks in some flats wide enough to allow residents to slide their hands in between the walls.
Source: Hundreds of tower blocks across UK at risk of collapse, say experts | The Independent
Can the council evict?
This is not an easy situation and rests in English Law. The tenant was Jack who paid rent to live in the council house, he did not own it, irrespective of how much rent he paid. He in fact was sub-letting to Brian and David, which could be in breach of his tenancy agreement. But if the council knew of the arrangement and let it ride for 58 years, then it is unlikely they could use this to evict. Since the death of Jack, who has been paying the rent, if it be either Brian or David, have the council accepted the rent as consideration. If so have they unwittingly created a new tenancy agreement by accepting the consideration.
This can only be sorted out by obtaining legal advice and if they do not wish to instruct solicitors, I suggest they go to their local Citizens Advice Bureau. Just because a council is involved it can not be assumed they fully know the law.