8:41 AM, 8th October 2015, About 7 years ago 5
I’ve just inherited a tenanted Victorian terraced house in reasonably good condition. When I asked the tenants if there were any problems or niggles with living there, they said that they had all slipped down the steep stairs at some point. One of them had done it a handful of times.
The treads are typically quite narrow. There is a sturdy handrail, so I’m covered from that angle, but something obviously needs to be done. The carpet doesn’t look worn and is well fixed, but is just a bit too ‘slippy’ – I guess some carpets are better suited than others when it comes to staircases.
I’m wondering what other experienced landlords have used on stairs in their BTL properties, and what I should be looking out for?