Life Property Management take robust action on Cladding
Life Property Management are taking immediate action following the recent, tragic events in London and are currently working with the Scottish Government and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, to review current Fire Safety Regulations and ensure that we fully comply with any and all future changes to these Regulations.
Although there has been no definitive information received from these official bodies at this stage, we assure you that your safety is of paramount importance to lpm and we can confirm that as your Property Manager, we have implemented the following 4 stage Flatted Developments’ Programme.
Life Property Management - Flatted Developments Programme
lpm are undertaking a comprehensive Development Audit to identify the existence of cladding.
lpm are liaising with relevant Developers to source the type of cladding within each structure.
Where applicable, lpm are contacting homeowners to advise and appoint a Surveyor to carry out an assessment of cladding material and provide a thorough and complete report to lpm
lpm are fully appraising homeowners of Surveyor outcomes and recommendations.
lpm would like to take this opportunity to reassure residents that all Fire Safety Systems under the management of lpm are fully maintained by the appropriate contractors.
Storing items in communal stairwells
The storing of items in communal stairwells presents both a ‘fire hazard’ and a ‘trip hazard’ for residents as well as for the emergency services. These areas must be kept clear and any items must be removed immediately.
Gas and electrical equipment
Homeowners, operating as Landlords, have a legal obligation to ensure that essential maintenance is up to date within their properties, such as Annual Gas Boiler Inspections. Similarly, they must ensure all electrical equipment is tested and maintained. In undertaking these inspections, homeowners greatly reduce the risk of fire within their property.
In summation, please ensure that no items are stored in any of the communal areas, and in addition, if you are a landlord, please ensure that essential maintenance within your property is undertaken in compliance with legal requirements.
At lpm we take Health and Safety extremely seriously and wish to encourage awareness as well as inform and ensure that all homeowners, landlords, tenants and letting agents understand their obligations for ensuring that Fire Regulations are adhered to.
For further advice regarding Fire Safety Regulations, residents should contact Scottish Fire and Rescue Service by telephone on 0800 0731 999 or, by making an online enquiry via their website.
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