Health and safety

Health and safety standards for rented homes

All rented properties must meet certain standards to make them habitable. How does the Housing Health and Safety Rating System work?

Health and safety problems in rented housing

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is used to check your rented home is free from hazards and affects all landlords.

Gas safety in rented homes

Your landlord is usually responsible for arranging gas safety checks in your rented home

Electrical safety in rented homes

Landlords, tenants and owner-occupiers all have legal responsibilities when it comes to electrical safety in the home. See who is responsible for what.

Fire safety advice for tenants

Find out how to stay safe from fire in the home, and who has responsibility for fire safety in rented homes

Safety standards for furniture and appliances

If you rent your home from a private landlord, the fixtures and fittings should meet safety standards. Both you and your landlord have responsibilities.