Drying cupboards at President House flats

A spokesman for Islington Council said: “Islington Council carried out work to disconnect the electricity supply to drying cupboards in council flats in President House in 2005/06, when new bathrooms were installed.

“This work was carried out in all but three council flats, where at the time tenants would not permit access. We are contacting the current tenants to make sure all electricity supplies have since been disconnected.

“The fire at President House was in a leaseholder flat.  We will be contacting all leaseholders in the building to advise them that they should contact their own qualified electrician to check any drying cupboards that are still in use, and to seek the opinion of a qualified electrician if they have any doubts or concerns.”

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