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Keeping Landlords And Lettings Safe

We’re pleased to pledge our support for Gas Safety Week. As well as this blog, we’ve produced a useful video outlining everything you need to consider when it comes to gas and fire safety. Fire Safety Fire risk assessments must take place in all areas of the property including the common areas of flats and HMOs. Ensure there is an adequate means of escape within the property. There is no legal requirement for landlords to provide fire blankets/extinguishers but in the event of a fire you’ll need to show you did everything you can to prevent a fire occurring. Should you manage a HMO property, your local authority will arrange a risk assessment to take place. Fire Doors This risk assessment also extends to the examination of fire doors. Should your property have a fire door, ensure it’s clearly labelled and visible. In flats , the external door to a …

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