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Date of Issue: September 2019 Issue Number: 1 Date of next review: September 2022 The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places statutory duties on Halton Housing as the Duty Holder for the properties it owns and manages. This duty requires the organisation to assess and manage the risk from the effects of fire in […]
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The government recently announced plans to phase out the sale of coal and wet wood between 2021 and 2023. We continue to receive requests from customers to allow the use of solid fuel appliances and the possible opening–up of an existing flue or old fireplace to install a wood burner or other solid fuel appliance. It is our policy to refuse all requests for any open […]
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Cuckooing is when a drug dealer takes over the home of a vulnerable person who often lives on their own in order to use it as a base for drug dealing. Just like a cuckoo, the dealer moves in, takes over the property and turns it into a drugs den. Dealers will choose someone they […]
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We will spend hours choosing the perfect Christmas gifts, finding scrumptious food and decorating our homes ready for the big day. But safety may be one of the last things on our minds as we get caught up in the festivities. However you choose to celebrate this Christmas, it’s important to be aware of the […]
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Condensation is the biggest cause of all damp and mould problems reported to us. Too much moisture and condensation in your home can lead to damp and mouldy conditions. Damp and mould could occur on walls, ceilings and behind furniture. How to avoid condensation and damp in your property Although it is difficult to completely […]
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Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia. Anybody can catch it, but it is more likely to affect those who are susceptible because of age, illness, immunosuppression or smoking. Most cases have been in people aged between 40 and 70. There is no evidence to show the disease is contagious and only 200 – 400 […]
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Protecting yourself and your home from cold weather is vital during the winter months. During our busy periods we will work hard to get to everyone as quickly as possible but it may be necessary to prioritise those where there is a disability/vulnerability identifed or complete heating failure and/or no hot water and where there are children […]
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Halton Housing is committed to being open and transparent with customers about how we make sure you are safe in your home and free from harm, including keeping you and your home safe in the event of a fire. The safety of our customers is our absolute priority and we comply with all our legal […]
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You are responsible for ensuring you are correctly licenced to watch or record live television programmes in your home, regardless of the equipment being used – TV set, smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. Even if you don’t need a TV Licence because you do not own or watch television, you still need to inform TV Licensing so that they can update […]
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