Fire safety

This guide covers social landlords’ responsibilities for fire safety in residential premises, including individual homes, purpose-built blocks of flats and sheltered housing. It does not cover property protection or insurance requirements in the case of fire.


Communal - External

Tree Management - Should include an up-to-date tree survey and risk assessment showing the location and condition of any hazardous trees (see NHMF 2015 Bulletin). Maintenance of trees, any work should be carried out to a minimum of BS 3998:2010 Tree work recommendations, with advice published by the Arboricultural Association.


Primary Authority changes

New arrangements for the operation of Primary Authority Partnerships were introduced from 1 October 2017.


Lift maintenance and access equipment

This guide covers social landlords’ responsibilities for maintaining passenger lifts, access equipment and home adaptation equipment, such as hoists, stair lifts and vertical lifting platforms (‘through the floor’ lifts).


LPG gas safety

Any business which operates an LPG installation has responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act (HSWA) 1974 to ensure that the installation is safe to operate and does not present a risk to their employees and members of the public.


Communal - General

This guide covers social landlords’ responsibilities for maintaining communal areas (external and internal) so as to reduce the risks to health and safety to residents and visitors.


Renewables – electricity, heating and hot water

While there is no legislation covering the maintenance of heating and hot water systems supplied by renewable energy, those installations in receipt of...


Water safety and hygiene - legionelia

This guide covers social landlords’ responsibilities for reducing the risk of legionella contamination and maintaining safe hot and cold water systems.


Communal - Internal

Common parts of blocks of flats, such as entrance lobbies and stairwells


Solid-fuel appliances

Landlords should ensure that solid-fuel appliances installed in their properties are adequately and regularly serviced and maintained....


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