As a landlord, we have an obligation to do everything we can to keep our customers safe. As part of this, we are currently placing an increased focus on fire safety. This includes making sure that all closes, shared internal areas, landings and stairwells are kept free of all items and personal possessions.
Our Housing Officers regularly carry out close inspections and, if they find any items in closes or communal areas, they will knock on the tenant’s doors or letter them and ask for these to be removed. If items remain after you have been asked to remove them, we will remove them ourselves and charge you for the cost of their removal. In the event that an item poses a serious hazard or fire risk, we may remove it immediately.
To be clear, NOTHING should be kept in common closes or garden areas. This includes window coverings and door mats. You can help to keep everyone safe by ensuring that you adhere to this.
If you have any questions about this, please contact us on 01555 665316.