We understand residents want to make communal areas look appealing and inviting, but under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, we have a responsibility to residents and fire officers to ensure that the risk of fire and smoke is minimised. It is a requirement by law we ensure you are safe in our blocks and we are asking you to remove anything which may pose a risk.
If you do not remove items which can cause a threat to residents’ safety we may take enforcement action.
Items not allowed in the communal areas include:
In general you are allowed non-slipped backed doormats up to 70cm x 40cm and live plants within non flammable pots.
Where possible we are contacting the residents and asking them to remove any personal belongings within 14 days.
A further inspection will be undertaken and appropriate action taken to ensure safety within the block - this could involve the eventual removal of items if they remain.
Basically, we want to make sure you are safe and have a clear exit route should you ever need one.