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Holiday Lets

Fire Safety Law

Discover your legal obligations.

Find out more about fire safety law, including Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – what’s often known as the ‘Fire Safety Order’.

Fire Risk Assessment

It is a legal requirement of the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment if you provide tourist accommodation for paying guests in England, regardless of your …

Alarms

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that premises are provided with suitable and sufficient means of detecting fire and giving warning in the event of a fire.

Gas, Electrics & Oil

It is essential that your property’s gas, electricity, and oil services have safety certificates and you do all you can to protect your tenants from the risk of fire.

Kitchens

Ensure your kitchen, including small and large appliances and equipment, is cleaned thoroughly and regularly as the build-up of fat and grease can cause a fire risk.

Log & Open Fires

Having a log burner or open fire in your holiday let is an extremely desirable feature.  Such a feature comes with associated risks. …then here are a few areas you ought to consider:

Chimneys

On 1st May 2021, the Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force to restrict the use of coal, wet wood …

Furniture & Fittings

While self-catering holiday lets are considered a low risk, you still need to make sure your furniture and furnishings comply with commercial fire safety standards.

Candles

According to the Home Office, two fires a day are started by candles. Whilst they add a lovely atmosphere to a room if you wish to provide your guests with candles, ensure you have: …

Smoking

The majority of holiday let properties do not allow smoking; however, if you do allow smoking in your property here’s what you can do to minimise risk.

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