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Fire Safety in Rented Accommodation

The Reform Order for fire does not just apply to commercial premises. Under the Reform Order for fire 2005 landlords of domestic property also had a responsibility for fire safety in rented accommodation.

Fire Safety

By looking at the Table below you can identify which items of Fire Safety Legislation apply to different kinds of rented residential accommodation and, where applicable, to different parts inside the property. This Table deals with the Private Rented Sector generally, but it also deals with owner/occupied flats in mixed blocks where some of the flats are rented and some owner/occupied. It does not matter whether a property is freehold or leasehold.
Property Type

Property Type Building Regulations Apply (If works carried out) Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) Applies Fire Safety Order Applies HMO Management Regulations Apply Mandatory Licensing Conditions Apply
Single House, Bungalow, Detached, Semi, Terraced Property
Property rented to Family
Common parts (for the building) in: Download the official guide to
Fire Safety in Purpose Built Blocks of Flats
Note: once you have established fire status of the block you need to look at the relevant category of property under the heading of individual family flat single flat or cluster flat as appropriate.
Purpose built block
Converted block - post 1/6/92 conversion or at least 2/3 of the flats in the block are owner/occupied

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