Communal - Heating

The European Commission is currently developing tools to assess the cost-effectiveness of individual heat metering. As a consequence the Government has updated its guidance (see above) advising that no further assessments need be carried out and that the requirement to retrofit heat meters will not be enforced until the new tools are available.


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.


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.


Communal - Internal

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


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