Keeping your fire escapes clear
Peabody has a legal duty to make sure that all fire escapes and fire routes are kept clear at all times.
Communal areas of your building must be kept free of obstructions that could:
- contribute to the spread of fire
- prevent escape in the event of fire,
- stop firefighters from doing their job, or
- injure people by causing trips or falls
Fire safety in communal areas
To keep you safe, we will shortly be placing legal notices in all our blocks telling you to remove any items that you may have stored in communal areas. If you have not removed your items within the stated timeframe, we will remove and dispose of them without further notice.
The notices will remain in force permanently, so in future personal belongings left in communal areas will be removed and disposed of without further warning.
We understand that storage space in flats can be limited. However, for everyone’s safety, it’s very important that any personal possessions are kept inside your home and not left in places that put you and your household at risk.