Six in 10 want authorities to keep powers to inspect buildings

By Hiba Mahamadi | 04 October 2017

Nearly six out of 10 people want councils to retain the power to inspect buildings and hold landlords to account, a survey in the aftermath of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire has discovered.

The survey, conducted on behalf of the Association for Public Service Excellence, found that 59% of the respondents felt that building inspections should be carried out by council-employed inspectors instead of privately-employed consultants.

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