Following the tragic fire in the high-rise block Grenfell Tower it has unsurprisingly made us all acutely aware of issues regarding fire safety.
As a Landlord, you should know that the Resident Management Company or the block’s Managing Agent ensure the Fire Risk Assessment and Review are regularly carried out.
The Department for Communities & Government (DCLG) have also provided you and us with the following which we ask you to read & action where necessary.
Whilst writing, we draw your attention to other areas you are responsible for too:
- Your property should be fitted with a smoke alarm (1 per storey)
- If your property has solid fuel a Carbon Monoxide alarm should also be provided.
- It is advisable that every 12 months a portable appliance test (PAT test) is carried out by a qualified electrician – this check includes whitegoods. We can arrange this for you.
- We also advise each property has a fixed wiring test carried out, which looks at the fuse board and wiring throughout the property. This safety record is valid for 5 years. We can arrange this for you.
If you have any concerns regarding your property or would like Hunters to arrange one of the advisable safety checks please contact your local branch.