Tenancy guide

Gas and fire safety

Gas Safety Checks

Once a year the council’s gas contractors check your gas appliances and pipework. It's essential that you allow the contractor into your home to carry out this work and make repairs where necessary. If you do not allow this safety check to be carried out you are putting yourself, your household and your neighbours at risk.

These safety checks are of the utmost importance. If tenants are uncooperative we seek court orders to gain entry to carry out the checks.

Fire Safety

Harrow Council wants you to be free from the risk of fire in your home. We've created a Fire Safety Guide which includes:

  • Smoke alarms and fire detection
  • Fire safety in sheltered homes
  • Avoiding common fire hazards
  • What to do if there's a fire

We've developed Fire Safety Standards.