Restrictions exist for private flats

REFERRING TO your headline “You are not welcome” (Evening News, June 3).

I can sympathise with the tenants of Yorkshire Coast Homes, who have recently received a letter seeking that they remove door mats, plants, pictures and so on from communal areas of their blocks of flats.

However, these tenants are maybe not aware how lucky they have been in only recently being drawn into these restrictions.

Owners and tenants of privately owned blocks of flats have been faced with similar restrictions since The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, came into being.

Regular Fire Risk Assessments of such a property have to be carried out and if recommendations made are not complied with speedily, court action against the landlord, management company or owners can ensue.

David Fowler

Christine House

Avenue Victoria

Scarborough