A safe, warm, comfortable home

In our diocese we talk about offering a safe, warm, comfortable home. This can mean many things to many people but we work with this definition.

Safe
  1. The building is structurally sound with no defects
  2. The building has secure, function doors and appropriate outside security measures. We will carry out a risk assessment on properties where security is deemed to be of particular importance
  3. All windows will have window locks
  4. All doors will have mortice locks
  5. We will fit and maintain indoor alarm with motion sensors
  6. We will fit, and maintain, two smoke alarms – usually one on the hall and one on the landing
Warm
  1. The building is appropriately glazed (usually double glazing) and the windows and door system works
  2. The building has an appropriate (preferably gas) central heating system and decent radiators throughout
  3. The building has appropriate insulation
  4. The building has an appropriate energy assessment certificate
Comfortable
  1. The property has at least one bathroom suite with shower and bath facility assessed to be in reasonable condition according to RICS – design will be from a standard range
  2. The property has a separate toilet and washroom facility for guests assessed to be in reasonable condition according to RICS – design will be from a standard range
  3. The property has a kitchen with appropriate cupboard and work space assessed to be in reasonable condition according to RICS (we will not provide white goods)
  4. Any carpets and decoration will be to a clean and tasteful standard