On the recommendation of East Sussex Fire Rescue Service, no items are allowed to be left or stored in the communal hallways and stairwells of our buildings. Communal areas are inspected regularly and items found there will be removed.
Common areas, including hallways, shared balconies, landings and window ledges, must be kept completely clear to enable a safe emergency evacuation and to reduce the spread of fire. We will remove any objects found outside individual flats immediately. You may be charged the cost of the removal or storage of the item. All pushchairs, bicycles, mobility scooters and doormats must be stored either in your property or in other areas provided, not in communal areas.
Everyone is responsible for fire safety, so please contact us immediately if you become aware of any such obstruction.
You must not damage or interfere with in any manner the fire and safety equipment provided in the building. It is not permitted to keep open, damage or obstruct in any way communal entrance doors, fire doors or gates within the interior or exterior of the building. Where such damage occurs, we may charge our reasonable costs for repair or replacement to you. You must not use barbecues on communal or private balconies or other covered communal areas.
Smoke detectors should be tested at regular intervals and replaced if found to be faulty.
Any open fire's and solid fuel heating systems in tenant homes require a chimney sweep to be carried out annually by our contractor.
We do not give permission for any open fires or wood burners to be installed in any of our manages properties.