HMO standards and fire safety

Fire risk assessments

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the ‘responsible person’, who could be the landlord, HMO Licence Holder or an agent with full management control, to carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment. This is enforced by the Fire and Rescue Authority. The fire risk assessment must be ‘suitable and sufficient’, and assistance from an appropriately competent person should be sought as necessary to achieve this. Further information on fire risk assessment is available from .GOV.UK.

HMO Licence Holders may be requested to provide a copy of their fire risk assessment as part of the licensing process. If you cannot satisfactorily provide all documents when requested, we may revoke your licence. Our acceptance of your fire risk assessment does not protect you from any action required by the Fire and Rescue Authority. Should the Fire and Rescue Authority carry out an audit of your risk assessment, you could be asked to undertake further work or be subject to enforcement action.