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Fire Safety Reminder

Fri 21 Jul 2017

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 [email protected]

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.