HHSRS

HHSRS

Lighting Your Property

Another hazard under the HHSRS (Housing Health And Safety Rating System) you need to consider is light. Two Types Of Light Initially there are two types of light your property needs to be receiving, artificial and natural light. Artificial Light – “Any light source that is produced by electrical means.Artificial lighting has many different applications and is usedboth in home and commercially.” Natural Light – “The light from the sun : sunlight indoor photographs made in natural light.” The dictionary defines artificial light as light that is formed via electrical means, this being through your light bulb, whilst natural light is any light formed by the sun. Typically, natural light is received throughout the day whilst artificial light occurs at night. What should you be doing? When it comes to natural light, you should ensure the windows are not blocked and are free to let enough sunlight in. Alternatively, when …

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HHSRS

When Tenants Are Away Thieves Come Out To Play

Keeping your property secure is something an agent or landlord must consider. As we’re approaching the holiday season your tenants may be going away on their holidays, leaving your property at risk of burglary. Under the HHSRS checklist, security is just one of several hazards the tenancy should assess. Openview allows you to provide tenants with guidance on their responsibilities when it comes to security whilst tenants can instantly report damage as a result of a break in online. We’ve put together a useful checklist you and your tenant’s can use should they go away. Lock all windows and doors Your tenants should ensure they lock all their windows and doors, especially if they are going away. As the agent you should check these locks at the beginning of the tenancy whilst remind tenants of their duty to keep the property locked should they go away. As well as locks, …

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