Each homeowner is responsible for ensuring their property is well maintained and they have a legal obligation to ensure the property is safe for people entering or leaving. You may be a homeowner of a flat or a house that has shared responsibility for common areas; this is therefore an extension of your own home. If you note or are aware of any defects at your property that are considered to be unsafe then you as an occupier have a responsibility to make it safe, take action if required and warn other homeowners or visitors of the hazard. Please ensure any hazards or repairs of an urgent nature are reported to our office as soon as possible. If the hazard has not been resolved within 24 hours you must call our office again.