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Keeping your home safe

Fire safety

You should ensure that hallways and exits in your home are clear and allow easy access.  If you live in a flat you should keep the communal space clear, this includes under stair wells.  Our Neighbourhood Wardens may contact you directly if we need your co-operation to keep these areas clear and safe from tripping or fire hazards.

Advice on fire safety is available from the fire service at:


Asbestos is a building material that was used widely in homes built between the 1950s and the 1980s. Left undamaged, asbestos is not generally dangerous but when it is disturbed, for example by drilling or sanding, it can be harmful. If inhaled in high concentrations over a long period of time, it can cause serious illness.

Where we have information about asbestos in our properties we will inform the tenants, usually as part of their sign up pack. If you are not sure if you have asbestos in your home, or of how to act if we have informed you where it is, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Asbestos can be difficult to identify, but if you are concerned and need advice before you undertake any D.I.Y jobs please contact us on: 01827 715341

Gas safety

We carry out an annual safety check on your gas boiler and will contact you to arrange an appointment when it is time for a check to be carried out. We are legally required to carry out this check to ensure that your home is safe.

It is particularly important that you ensure that we can get into your home at the time of your appointment, as an unsafe boiler could be a danger you to and to your household.

If you refuse to allow us into your home to carry out this check, we may take legal action to require you to let us into the property and you may be charged for any costs that we incur as a result of this.

Last updated Wednesday, 23rd January 2019

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