A local housing association has thanked tenants and staff for helping to ensure all properties are fully safety compliant.

Pennaf Housing Group were on hand to stress they will take robust legal action against residents who persistently fail to allow access to the necessary checks to be carried out.

Paul Seymour, corporate director resident services, for the Pennaf Housing Group, said: “As a registered social landlord we have a legal obligation to regularly check that each of our properties is fully compliant with all the relevant health and safety legislation.

"We work closely with tenants to ensure that inspections cause as little inconvenience as possible, and we really appreciate the support of the overwhelming majority of our residents who help us to make sure safety checks are regularly carried out.

"However the safety of residents is always paramount and we will, when necessary, take robust legal action to ensure that we can access homes to carry out these tests.”

Clwyd Alyn manages nearly 6,000 homes across north and mid Wales including areas of Powys, Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy and Anglesey county areas.

Paul added: “As well as being a legal requirement it is essential that these checks are carried out so that we can ensure all residents are protected from the risks of fire or electrical issues in their home.

"We’d encourage any resident who needs to rearrange an appointment, to get in touch either by calling the Contact Centre on 0800 1835757 or my emailing enquiries@clwydalyn.co.uk.

“We’d like to thank residents and staff for helping us to ensure all our properties are fully compliant with the necessary safety checks and, while legal action is only ever taken as a last resort, we also reserve the right to apply for our legal costs to be paid by the tenant concerned, where appropriate, if access is persistently denied.”