Fire Safety Advice


Your health and safety is our number one priority, so we’d like you to check all your smoke alarms, heat alarms, and carbon monoxide detectors and report any faulty ones to us. 

  • Please test your smoke alarms, heat detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors 
  • Report any faulty smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors to us by phoning 0208 221 4000 or by emailing 
  • We’d also like to hear from you if you need help with testing your alarm, are unsure if you have the correct number or type of alarms or have any other queries. 
  • If you have a hearing impairment that makes it difficult to know if an alarm has been activated, please let us know so that we can discuss what will best suit your needs.  

As your landlord we need to: 

  • Install one smoke alarm on each storey of your rental property. 
  • Install one carbon monoxide alarm in any room that contains a solid fuel-burning appliance, for example, a gas fire, gas heater, water heater, or boiler. 

As a Local Space tenant, it’s your responsibility to follow our fire safety advice to reduce the likelihood of a fire happening in your home. You are personally responsible for: 

  • Making sure that any alarms within your property are working throughout the term of your tenancy, remember to test them all monthly and report any faulty smoke or carbon monoxide alarms to us. 
  • Making sure your fire doors are maintained and close them before you go to bed at night. 


A fire can start anywhere in the home so early detection is vital. Please check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors monthly to check they are working and report any faulty equipment to us.

Examples of fire risks are rooms where:

  • Electrical equipment is left switched on or on charge.
  • People smoke.
  • Candles, incense sticks or naked flames are used.
  • Portable heaters are used.


Please read the London Fire Brigade’s Home Fire Safety Guide for more information about how to reduce the risk of starting or spreading a fire in your home, and what to do if something catches fire.

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