Safety standards in the home
The law in relation to safety in the home, covering gas (including carbon monoxide and radon) and electrical safety, furnishings and fire safety
Risks from gas appliances, responsibilities of landlords and occupiers, local authority powers and enforcement.
The law on electrical safety in rented homes, landlords responsibilities and local authority action under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).
Regulations requiring private sector landlords to install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, location of devices, and exempt landlords.
Inspecting and identifying residential properties at risk of fire. Local authority duties and powers under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).
Fire safety regulations in houses in multiple occupation, hostels, hotels and boarding houses, high-rise residential buildings and enforcement of the rules and guidance on risk assessments.
Asbestos was widely used in housing and may pose health risks. Landlords must safely manage asbestos and tenants can take action if the measures are insufficient.