Mobility Scooters and Flats

We appreciate that some people need or want to use mobility scooters.  However storing them or charging them up in the communal areas of flats is unacceptable because of health and safety issues.

 If you live in a block of flats, a suitable location for storage and charging has to be identified and agreed with Derby Homes before you purchase the mobility scooter.  You will also be expected to produce a valid insurance certificate covering the use of the scooter.

 If you wish to store and charge your mobility scooter in your own flat, we will inspect your home to ensure that you can still escape from your property quickly in an emergency.

 As with other unauthorised items in communal areas, we may take action against you if you have not asked permission or store or charge your scooter in a communal area of your block.