Fire safety for tenants

We want to help you prevent fires in your home, and protect the lives of you and your loved ones. As well as providing you with smoke alarms, if you have an assured, secure or fixed term tenancy we check and service your gas, oil and solid fuel appliances (and the pipework) in your annual gas safety check. We also carry out regular inspections of electrical systems. 

Get fire smart 

There’s a lot that you can also do to Get Fire Smart and protect your family and your home from the danger of fire. 

(If you're a shared owner or leaseholder, please visit our fire safety for leaseholders page for information that's tailored to your responsibilities.)

Follow the advice below

We review fire safety in all of our taller buildings Opens in new window each year to make sure our advice is correct and to identify any improvements we can carry out to make our homes even safer.  

Our safety in communal areas page also explains why you must not use corridors and escape routes to store any possessions, to dump unwanted goods or for decorative items outside your front door. This includes bicycles or pushchairs. 

We also work with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service about fire safety in our homes. Check out their website for what to do if a fire occurred in your flat or block Opens in new window

This film of an evacuation drill with the fire service at one of our housing for older people schemes gives some more top tips.  

If you would like to see subtitles for the video, please click on the CC button at the bottom of the video.  

Read the transcript of the 'fire safety in flats and shared buildings' video Opens in new window.

Gas safety

Please visit our gas safety page for more information on your annual gas safety check, what to do if you smell gas and why you need to get our permission first if you want to fit your own gas appliances (such as a fire in a spare fireplace). 

More information 

For more information, the government's Fire Kills Opens in new window website has lots of tips.  

You can also contact your local fire service for advice (some can arrange a free home fire safety check) by visiting Opens in new window
If you’d like some more advice on any aspect of safety, please contact us Opens in new window