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Safety in your Home

Safety in your Home

Your safety is important to us, please read the information below to ensure you are adhering to our safety policies.

Smoke Alarms

All Les Vaux Housing Trust properties are fitted with smoke alarms, for battery-only operated alarms, it is the tenant's responsibility to ensure the battery is in full working order (We would recommend that you install your own smoke alarms in your home. These are not expensive and can save lives). The Fire and Rescue Service have a very useful free booklet about smoke alarms. If you have a mains powered smoke alarm already fitted in your property it is your responsibility to test this is working from time to time. You should report any that are faulty or not working to our managing agents using this link You are responsible for replacing the batteries in smoke alarms.


If you smell gas, please take the following immediate action:

• Turn off the gas supply and extinguish all naked flames.
• Do not light any matches or use any lights or electrical switches.
• Open all windows and doors.
• Evacuate the building.
• Telephone Jersey Gas (755555)


Although we insure the main structure of the building, there is no insurance for the contents of your home. This is particularly important if damage happens to your possessions, perhaps caused by a leak from the property above or if your property leaks into the one below. The Tenancy Agreement makes you responsible for insuring the contents of your property including all floor coverings, with Third Party cover to deal with losses arising from your property e.g. leaks into the property below. Please ensure that you have contents insurance cover in place.

Communal Areas

The entrance halls, alcoves, stairways and landings MUST be kept clear at all times. Not only can items like furniture be a fire hazard, but piles of shoes, empty boxes etc. are unsightly and detract from the appearance of the property. There are storage areas in most of the blocks and if there is insufficient space in your storage areas/shed, please talk to Maillard & Co about what is required. It may just need a spring-clean by the residents to clear out the junk, old bicycles etc.

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All you need to know about your home

Les Vaux is one of Jersey’s largest providers of affordable housing, responsible for more than 331 properties and 1k islanders. We take our responsibilities very seriously and are committed to being the landlord of choice for our clients. In this section you will find information about our services and what you can expect from us, as well as the standards we expect from our clients, both of which will help us to achieve our objective of inspiring responsible communities in all of our developments.