Shared owners

Tips for your new home

Some tips to help you make the most of your new home.

Safety in your home

  • Set the time on your oven and burn off the oven and grill for an hour before use.
  • Check the smoke alarms weekly.
  • Before fixing items to walls use a pipe or cable detector to locate installation behind the walls.
  • If your electrics trip and it is the socket switch that is affected this may be due to an appliance. Switch off the electrics and unplug everything from the sockets. Turn the electricity back on and plug each appliance in one at a time to find what is tripping the electrics.

Keeping your home clean

Regularly check for and remove debris from:

You should also regularly descale the showerhead.

Balcony doors

You may be able to keep your balcony door open by pushing the handle down. Not all balcony doors have this feature – check with your new homes agent to confirm.

Other tips

  • Use silicone spray on the hinges of the doors and windows to make sure they open and close properly.
  • Every 4 to 6 weeks, hoover the filters within the ventilation unit.