The underlying principle for modern fire safety is eliminating and minimising fire risks in the home. That relies on proper identification of the fire risks that exist in the landlord's property.
Whilst Fire Inspection Certificates do not exist anymore landlords should regularly check any fire safety equipment, from smoke alarms to fire extinguishers.
Landlords should only pay attention to the manufacturer's advice for testing and checking equipment. They can also use the Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services (LACORS) guidance.
The National Landlord Association (NLA) and LACORS have jointly developed a useful guide for fire safety in homes which will help landlords know what they have to do to ensure fire safety - please click here.
Please note that a HMO license may contain additional fire safety license conditions depending on the property.