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What Do Landlords Need To Know About Fire Safety?

By December 30, 2023January 17th, 2024No Comments

What Do Landlords Need To Know About Fire Safety?

As a landlord, it is your responsibility to maintain a safe and legal rented property for your tenants. Part of these responsibilities as a landlord include fire safety for the property. In this blog post we look at what landlords need to know about fire safety. If you are a landlord, this is a must-read blog post for you. It will help ensure that your rented properties stay safe and legal.

If you are a landlord that is letting or managing tenants and properties, you have the legal duty to keep tenants in your property safe. This includes keeping tenants safe from fire which can be done through the provisions of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Please note, there are also the additional changes that were effective from 1st October 2023.

  • What Do Landlords Need To Know About Fire Risk Assessment?

When you are a landlord, you need to ensure that there is a comprehensive fire risk assessment for your rented properties. This should detail the fire safety provisions that are within the rented property. Often the fire risk assessment will be carried out by a professional fire risk assessor. They can then identify and recommend additional measures that should be carried out to better protect the property and tenants in case of a fire.

  • What Do Landlords Need To Know About Alarms and Safe Structure?

Landlords must also maintain fire detection system as well as the structural protection that is provided within the building. This could include things like fire resisting doors and self closing doors for example. These fire alarms and safe structure systems will help to protect your tenants. It will also help them safely escape from fire or smoke using the corridors and staircases safely.

  • What Do Landlords Need To Know About Emergency Plans?

It is the role of a landlord to develop an emergency evacuation plan in case of a fire. This means that tenants will know the actions they need to take in the event of an alarm or fire occurring. It should include the exit route, anything that needs to be turned off and who to contact.


If you are a landlord and you’re not sure what you need to know about fire safety for your properties, give us a call. We review the fire safety of properties for landlords and their legal requirements. In addition, we can recommend, install and maintain any required fire safety systems.