If you live in a property where you share doors, stairs, gardens or any areas with other people, then this is part of your home.
It is your responsibility, along with the other tenants living there, to keep these communal areas secure, clean and tidy.
If your property is a flat or maisonette, or you are a leaseholder you will be required to pay a service charge that contributes to the cost of repairs, maintenance and cleaning of shared areas.
For more information about the maintenance of these areas please see our Rent & Service Charge FAQ's page or our Leaseholders web page.
Please note all our internal communal spaces are no smoking areas as this is required by law. Please remember to keep communal tidy, safe and free of obstructions. We have zero tolerance with regard to leaving items in communal areas. Any such items will be removed immediately.