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As your landlord we are responsible for carrying out regular fire safety checks in the communal areas of buildings.

You should familiarise yourself with the 'Fire Evacuation' or 'Stay Put' action plan for your respective property.

Following these simple steps will help reduce the risk of a fire in your home.

  • Fit a smoke alarm on each floor of your home. Test alarms once a week and change batteries every year.
  • Keep exits from your home clear and keys to windows and doors in each reach.
  • Keep communal areas, corridors and staircases clear of large items such as prams, bikes or large plant pots as these could get in the way of people evacuating the building, and could also fuel a fire.
  • Accidents while cooking account for over half of fires at home. Don't leave children alone in the kitchen.
  • Don't leave candles unattended when lit.
  • Don't smoke in bed.
  • Close all doors at night to help prevent the spread of fire.
  • Don't overload electrical sockets
  • Switch off and unplug your TV and other electrical goods - leaving them on standby could cause a fire.

Read our Fire safety - our policies and procedures to keep you safe, for further information.

For more tips visit the Fire safety at home pages of the London Fire Brigade's website.

Fire safety for flats and maisonettes

Please read the London Fire Brigade's advice for people living in purpose-built flats and maisonettes.