Safety in your home for shared owners or leaseholders

While home owners and leaseholders are responsible for gas, oil and solid fuel appliance and electrical tests within their own home, we’re responsible for any communal installations. 

In the blocks of flats and shared buildings that we’re responsible for, we make sure that fire risk assessments (FRAs) are up-to-date, there are appropriate smoke detectors and fire alarms, fire doors and other fire safety measures. We also regularly review any fire risks and the procedures for preventing and reporting fires. 

You can find out more about fire safety (including extra information on safety in our taller buildings and EWS1 forms) and other key safety topics using the links below. 

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Fire safety for shared owners or leaseholders

Tailored #GetFireSafe advice on checks and tests you’re responsible for, making an escape plan, avoiding the main causes of fire and extra information for those in flats and shared buildings.

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Fire safety in communal areas

More about keeping everyone safe by keeping corridors and escape routes clear: our video of a corridor fire and its effects also shows why this is so important. 

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Lots of information about government guidance and the issues around the safety of some external wall systems in blocks, plus EWS1 surveys and forms: what they are and who needs them. 

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Fire safety in taller buildings

More information about managing safety in our taller buildings (six storeys or higher) and a fire safety summary for each building, including those looked after by a management company. 

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If asbestos is left undisturbed, it shouldn’t cause any health risk. Find out more about asbestos and the risks, how it’s identified and how we deal with it. 

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Find out more about the legionella bacteria and the form of pneumonia it can cause, plus simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of legionella in the water system of your home. 

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Electrical safety for shared owners or leaseholders

If you're a shared owner or leaseholder, you are responsible for electrical tests within your own home but we’re responsible for repairing and maintaining any communal installations.

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Lift and lifting equipment safety

To meet all our regulatory requirements and best practices, we service and maintain lifts and complete LOLER safety inspections.

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