Clear communal spaces

To keep you as safe as possible, please work with us to keep communal spaces clear.

Communal spaces are areas shared by other residents. So if you live in a building that shares stairwells, lifts, entrance halls, landings, paths, walkways or external areas with other residents, you must keep them clear of any personal items. 

Please do not store any of the following in communal areas (this list is not exhaustive):

  • plant stands and pot plants (including hanging baskets)
  • doormats
  • shoes and shoe racks
  • pushchairs or buggies
  • mobility scooters
  • bicycles

Items left in communal spaces can delay emergency services getting to you, or prevent residents from leaving the building during an emergency. Any such hazards may be removed during our regular inspections.

We understand it can be more convenient to store a buggy or bike outside your home, but your safety is our priority. 

If you have any questions about where to store larger items please contact your Housing Manager.

If you have large or bulky items you no longer want you can book a bulk waste collection (opens in new window) from Sutton Council.

Alternatively, you can also use the Household Reuse and Recycling Centre at Kimpton Park Way (opens in new window) or donate unwanted items to a charity shop.