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Fire regulation arrangements for communal areas


We take our responsibilities to fire safety very seriously. It is our responsibility to:

  • Keep stairs, landings and corridors clear of tripping hazards.
  • Take reasonable steps to prevent the spread of fire.
  • Remove things which are a fire hazard.
  • Manage our communal areas to make sure fire and rescue services have safe access to the building should a fire or other emergency occur.

We appreciate that your communal area is often the access point to your home and you want it to feel welcoming and attractive. Some landlords have decided not to allow any items in corridors and stairways, but that is not our policy. For more information we’ve created the following leaflets:

If you’d prefer a printed copy of either leaflet please contact us.

Fire Risk Assessments
We carry out an annual inspection, a ‘fire risk assessment’, in compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to assess fire safety in each scheme. Our scheme and house managers also carry out weekly checks. These checks and inspections are designed to make sure communal areas are safe and comply with relevant fire legislation. What is considered acceptable in one scheme may not be in another, as schemes vary, so arrangements can only be made with checks and inspections.