Guide Fire safety - a matter of life or death

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3. Fire safety and communal areas

It is a condition of your tenancy agreement that you must not:

  • litter, dirty, obstruct or block, the communal areas
  • put any items in the communal areas as these cause a potential fire risk; this includes, but is not limited to, mats, plants, rubbish or recycling, mobility scooters or other aides, bicycles and children’s toys and buggies
  • block any escape routes from the building
  • tamper with, or allow anyone else to damage or deface, any door entry, emergency alarm equipment, smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, gas, electric or water supplies or meters
  • smoke, or allow your relatives or visitors to smoke, in any communal areas

Housing officers make regular visits to buildings with communal areas and if any items are found to have been left there these will be removed and stored.  Tenants will be charged £25 for the return of each item.

Anyone who ignores these instructions is putting their life and the life of others in danger, and faces losing their home as we will take court action if problems persist.