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Storage in common areas can be dangerous

Landings, stairwells, walkways should always be clear 

Residents within properties are asked to refrain from storing personal items within the common areas of their development.

Items stored in common areas can cause serious issues for users of the common landings, stairwells and walkways. Such issues include, but are not limited to:

  • Causing an obstruction to residents exiting the building in the event of an emergency.
  • Impeding attending emergency services, particularly paramedics that may need to take equipment into a property.
  • Combustible items make ready fuel for fires.
  • Unsecured items are a risk, as they can fall and cause injury.

Items stored within common areas are done so at residents' own risk and James Gibb, along with other residents, will not take any responsibility for any items that are stolen or damaged.  Residents should also check with their contents insurers regarding any implications there may be from storing such items, has on their policy.

Our insurers Protector have given some risk management guidance on the storage of items in common areas which can be viewed at:

Combustible Storage in Communal Areas

Obstruction of Fire Escape Stairwells 

James Gibb doing it the right way 

Out of Hours Emergency. Call us on 0333 240 8325 where our helpline operators will assist you

Glasgow (Head Office)

Red Tree Magenta, 3rd Floor,

270 Glasgow Road, Glasgow, G73 1UZ



Edinburgh Office

23 Alva Street, 

Edinburgh, EH2 4PS


Aberdeen Office

27 Chapel Street,
Aberdeen, AB10 1SQ



Dundee Office

Unit J, Prospect Business Centre,
Gemini Crescent, Dundee, DD2 1TY



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