Following the news of the fire at Grenfell Tower in West London our thoughts are with the families of those affected.

Whilst Hightown Homes does not own or manage any high rise flat blocks we recognise that our residents that live in low rise multi occupancy buildings will be concerned about the safety of their own home and family.

We want to reassure our residents that Hightown Homes takes fire safety very seriously. All our multi occupancy buildings have a current Fire Risk Assessment and fire safety within buildings is regularly reviewed to ensure they meet the current fire safety regulations and good practice guidance. All health and safety equipment in our developments is regularly tested and inspected in line with regulatory requirements and as part of our approach to maintaining our stock.

Residents can help support fire safety in their building by working with us to ensure communal areas are free of possessions and rubbish. If we contact you about a specific fire safety issue in your building, please do take the matter seriously as it is in everyone’s interest to reduce fire risk as far as possible.

As with any major incident it is likely that there will be learning points following the fire at Grenfell Tower, once a detailed investigation has been carried out and we will of course implement any new safety recommendations that result.

If you have any concerns in the meantime about fire safety within your own building or need general advice on fire safety in your home please contact us.

Fire Safety Guidance