The East Devon Estate Management team will continue to carry out fire risk assessments of blocks of flats during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Fire escapes must be kept clear at all times and items must be removed to prevent obstruction. There will be a recharge for the removal of items found during our inspections.

This will occur on a monthly basis and will deal with any issues arising from these assessments. 

We are accepting referrals regarding tenancy issues and anti-social behaviour, and the duty officer line 01395 571755 is open Monday to Friday from 0830 to 1700 hours to offer advice on any estate management issues you may have. 

Estate Management Officers will telephone and email before visiting tenants’ homes with visits only taking place in exceptional circumstances.

The government has announced a radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus. As a result, no renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home during this difficult time.

The government has issued guidance which asks landlords to show compassion and to allow tenants who are affected by this to remain in their homes wherever possible.

The National Housing Federation and Local Government Association have welcomed the new support for social renters and made clear that no one should be evicted because of the coronavirus.