Fire Safety Guide for Landlords and Tenants

Wilton Property Services would like to highlight to all Landlords that Fire Safety in all properties under your control is of utmost importance. We are forwarding the RICS Fire Safety Guide to you in the below article to raise your awareness of the subject.

Should you require any assistance in bringing your properties up to date, or indeed have any queries on the article, please do not hesitate to contact either Trudy or Smita on 0207 355 3525 or alternatively – email us at proeprtyservices@wiltongroup.,com

RICS publishes fire safety guide for the public.

RICS releases guide clearly explaining landlords and tenants’ fire safety responsibilities. RICS believes a basic understanding of fire safety for all can reduce number of fire-related fatalities.

The short, easy-to-follow guide covers houses, apartments, flats and maisonettes for both landlords and the general public.

Download Fire Safety Guide.

According to figures obtained by RICS, there are still a significant number of deaths and injuries each year from fires in residential properties. Following recent devastating fires across the UK in these types of properties, RICS have released the guide of clear and independent simple safety procedures.

Written with homeowners and residential tenants in mind, the guidance offers basic, comprehensible advice. RICS believes having a basic understanding of fire safety is of the utmost importance for all, and the professional body have commissioned the guide to spread awareness of good fire safety practice.

The guide has been written by RICS Chartered Building Surveyors and a multi-discipline advisory group who work within the complex area of fire safety design and regulation daily. It aims to assist in making homes as safe as possible by understanding risks as well as looking at ways to minimise and manage fire safety measures.

Highlighting and differentiating the responsibilities of both the occupier and the landlord when it comes to fire safety, the guide contains specific advice for owner-occupied properties on fire detection, extinguishing and accessibility and special needs assistance. For rented or shared accommodation, guidance includes landlord obligations with appliance, furniture and alarm compliance to inform where responsibility lies in these properties.