Landlords have a responsibility towards their tenants with respect to fire safety.
The level to which they are responsible depends on the type of rental property from single occupancy to a House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO).
However if the premises are HMO, flats, maisonettes or sheltered accommodation then the landlord is required under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to carry out fire risk assessments in all the common areas. If the residential property is that of a single family dwelling, other than the requirement to provide smoke detection when new, it can only be recommended that smoke detection be provided.
In October 2015 the new Smoke Detection and Carbon Monoxide Regulations were introduced. Landlords now need to take extra care to ensure they are meeting the requirements of the legislation.
JPro Services Ltd can offer assistance to ensure that all your rental properties are compliant and that you meet your responsibilities under the Fire Regulatory Reform Order.