Fire Safety Reminder

23rd January 2018 posted in Landlords

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.

You can read the letter here and Annex A. Queries should be addressed to

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.