Fire Safety Advice for Landlords


Fire Safety Advice for Landlords

Fire safety is a core responsibility for the landlord of any House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and single unit of residential accommodation.

The following guidance is available:

You can also find general fire safety guidance on the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service website.

Fire safety within the home is an important issue, especially in mixed use premises and where unrelated occupiers, who live independently from one another, share common areas of the same building. The guidance covers single family dwellings, shared houses, bedsits and flats. It is not aimed at new housing built to modern Building Regulations.

The guidance adopts a risk based approach to fire safety that will satisfy both the Housing Act 2004 and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. It includes guidance to landlords on how to carry out a fire risk assessment. The guidance will be equally relevant to landlords, managing agents, local councils and fire and rescue authorities.  Guidance on fire safety provisions for certain types of existing housing is available through the official government website.

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