Helping Tenants Avoid Christmas Disasters

No one wants to be the Grinch who stole the Christmas spirit, but a gentle reminder to our fabulous tenants about festive season safety could help prevent a fire and save both tenants and landlords heartache, loss and even lives.

Please read some of our safety tips to keep you and your family safe throughout the festive season:

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS – A house lit up with Christmas lights is a beautiful sight to behold. But stringing lights across your roof and around your home can be a real safety hazard if you’re not careful. So before you flip the switch to dazzle friends and family with your spectacular light show, take a few moments to run through our quick safety checklist.

  • Follow the manufacturer’s safety precautions and directions
  • Only use interior and exterior lights fit for purpose and certified as meeting safety standards
  • Check all lights for wear and that the fuses and wattage/voltage are correct before using
  • Don’t connect too many strings of lights together (maximum of three)
  • Lights should be switched off each night or when leaving the home
  • Don’t overload power boards and avoid connecting extension cords together
  • Please ensure you don’t use sticky hooks – as these can damage property or leave a lot of sticky residue to clean. If you are super keen to put up some external Christmas lights, Gutter hooks are the best things to assist you in avoiding any damage.


  • Keep clear of curtains and furnishings, decorations and other flammable items
  • Secure firmly in non-combustible holders that won’t tip over
  • Never leave a lit candle unattended
  • Extinguish before leaving the room/home or going to bed
  • Never put candles under the Christmas tree or hang them as decorations

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Radi Estates. Don’t forget to share our Christmas lights safety tips with your family and friends!