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Fire safety

The Housing Act 2004 brought in a new system for regulation of fire safety in existing residential premises by way of the Housing Health and Safety Rating system (HHSRS). Landlords are required to assess their properties for fire risks and take the appropriate action to mitigate those risks, however they should not need detailed knowledge of the legal framework relating to fire safety in order to do this.

By using a Fire Risk Assessment Form to carry out a fire risk assessment of the property and by referring to the National fire safety guidance for support, a landlord should be able to comply with the fire safety requirements. Further advice can be obtained from the Private Housing department of the council or Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.

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