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Fire safety

This content applies to England & Wales

This section looks at the regulations and legislation concerning fire safety.

Housing Health and Safety Rating System (Fire safety)

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System covers fire safety in all residential accommodation. 

HMOs, hotels and boarding houses

The legislation governing fire safety regulations in houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), hostels, hotels, and boarding houses. 

Other LA powers to take action

Limited powers outside the Housing Act 2004 that local authorities have to take action on fire safety in other residential property. 

Action by tenants

How tenants may be able to take action on fire safety when the local authority does not take prompt and effective action. 

Furniture and furnishings

Fire safety regulations for furniture and furnishings. 

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