Landlords and Social Housing

Fire Safety for Private Landlords and Social Housing

As a landlord, you are required to abide by regulations under The Housing Act 2004, which is enforced by the local authority and governs housing conditions and standards in rented accommodation.

The below requirements apply to different kinds of housing and accommodation:

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

A HMO is a premises which is let to three or more tenants who form two or more households, sharing a kitchen, bathroom or toilet, including bedsit properties. Other criteria may apply in your area. All HMO must meet certain fire safety standards. You can find out more about HMO premises including licencing requirements here.


If a building has been constructed or converted for domestic use before 1991, then Lacors guidance may apply. Further information is available here.

 For further assistance or information relating to Business Safety and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service please do not hesitate to contact us.

Grenfell Tower Investigation recommendations to responsible persons.

Stay put statement 2020

The government has produced guidance for replacing flat entrance fire doors. More information can be found here.

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