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?

Are there hazards in your rented home?

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

Housing conditions in private rented homes

If you live in rented accommodation your home should meet minimum legal standards for health and safety.

Gas safety checks in rented homes

Find out when gas safety checks have to be carried out, why they’re so important, and who’s responsible for gas safety in your home.

If your landlord won't do gas safety checks

Our step-by-step guide explains what to do if your landlord is breaking the law. Don’t let them get away with it. Use our sample letter to make them take action.

Disrepair affecting health in council or housing association homes

What you can do if conditions in your council or housing association home are damaging your health or causing a nuisance to other people.

Electrical safety responsibilities 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.

Safety standards for furniture and equipment

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