London Property Management Company Apologizes for Mezuzah Threat

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The property management company which last week told residents of a Stamford Hill apartment block that they must remove their mezuzos has retracted and apologized on Monday.

In a statement to Hamodia Monday, Warwick Estates clarified that “residents of the block in question are not required to remove their Mezuzahs and they will certainly not be removed by Warwick Estates or any representatives working on our behalf.”

The company explained that the letter had been sent by the property manager, who was “attempting to perform his job in line with his interpretation of the lease.” They described the letter as “overzealous in its nature” and “not in keeping with our business values.”

An associate director of Warwick Estates apologized to the residents and “the wider Jewish community” on behalf of the property manager and the company.

The letter concludes by thanking the Jewish community for “bringing the matter to our attention” and promising to “ensure that appropriate training takes place so that mistakes such as this” do not recur.