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Mobility scooters

Mobility scooters help many people maintain their independence and play an important part in daily life. However, it is important to consider the safety implications when storing and charging a mobility scooter.

Mobility scooter advice


You do not need to seek permission from us to keep a mobility scooter, but it is important that you apply for landlord permission to install a:

  • storage unit
  • hardstanding; or
  • electric charging point

Ask for permission

Alternatively, contact your local occupational therapist service to request an assessment of your needs. On receipt of their referral we will arrange for the necessary work to be carried out.

Storage guidance

  • Do not store your mobility scooter within the habitable areas of your home, or within communal areas of flats.
  • Ensure the area(s) where you store and charge your mobility scooter are well maintained and fit-for-purpose.
  • Keep escape routes clear so you can evacuate quickly and safely in an emergency.

To reduce fire risks:

  • Avoid charging your mobility scooter overnight.
  • Maintain equipment in line with the manufacturer’s usage and charging recommendations.
  • Ensure your mobility scooter has a Portable Appliance Test (PAT) carried out by a qualified electrician annually. Some councils offer this service.


There is no legal requirement to insure a mobility scooter although we strongly advise that you take out insurance cover to protect both yourself and your mobility scooter.

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