Advice for landlords
Fire safety advice for landlords, managing
agents and owners of houses in multiple occupation and other social
Fire safety within the home is an extremely
important issue, especially in mixed use premises and where
unrelated occupiers, who live independently from one another, share
common areas of the same building. This area of law is covered by
both the Housing Act 2004 and for the common areas, the
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Kent Fire and Rescue would encourage all those
with an interest in these types of premises to read the Local
Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services (
guidance linked below to ensure they are aware of their
responsibilities to carry out a fire
risk assessment, and make sure their property has adequate and
appropriate fire safety measures in place.