Commentary on local democracy and other matters in Brent by James Powney
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Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Profiteering over Fire Risk
Yesterdays Times contained a story about leaseholders in private flats being forced to pay inflated prices prices for allegedly unnecessary "fire safety" works. This is exactly what I fear may happen in former BHP blocks as well. To make things worse, the sudden splurge in spending may well lead to genuine shortages of materials and labour making prices higher than they would otherwise have been.