Fraud investigators have been called in after 15 members of the same family received public aid worth up to £1m and at least three new homes by claiming they lived in a single flat destroyed by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Masi Naqshbandi is among the relatives rehoused in new properties, including flats in a luxury development in Kensington, furnished by John Lewis. The Naqshbandi family insist their main residence before the fire on June 14 last year was a flat in Grenfell Tower. However, only four names are believed to appear on the original tenancy agreement. At least one relative remains in a four-star hotel near Regent’s Park — although the booking is under Masi Naqshbandi’s name..
Grenfell survivors are put up in hotels and given a weekly allowance of up to £300 to cover costs such as meals.. Kensington and Chelsea council said: “We have a number of fraud investigations under way and we have handed a number of cases to the police..
This is the latest.. Another one was someone who lived round the corner being housed in a luxury hotel. Tip of the iceberg.
“Investigators said he used the proceeds of the scam to fund a lavish lifestyle, including driving prestige cars and staying at the seven-star Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.”
They’re all ripping everyone off, claiming multiple houses in different parts of the country and subletting them out to poor hardworking locals at extortionate rents. If they all left the country it’d be a fantastic place to live – like it used to be.
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