We must complete a gas safety check once a year for all homes with a gas meter or gas pipework. This helps keep you, your family and your neighbours safe.
We check all electrical wiring before you move into your home. We will test the electrical installation in your home every 5 years to make sure it is safe.
Fire alarms and smoke detectors
All our buildings with communal entrances have a fire alarm, and some flats in those buildings also have a smoke detector. All our other properties have smoke detectors.
Pests in your home include rats, ants and wasps. Sunderland City Council has a pest control service that is free.
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas you cannot see, taste or smell. To help keep you safe, we check your gas meter and gas pipework once a year.
There is a risk of bacteria, like Legionella, growing in your water system but there are things you can do to reduce the risk.
Asbestos can be dangerous if moved or damaged. You must contact your Neighbourhood Co-ordinator before you do any DIY in your home.