A Guide to Fire and Security Protection in Multi-Occupied Residential Properties

A Guide to Fire and Security Protection in Multi-Occupied Residential Properties

A  Guide to Fire and Security Protection in Multi-Occupied Residential Properties

The Homestamp fire protection standards guidance ‘A Guide to Fire and Security Protection in Multi-Occupied Residential Properties’contains the latest advice and takes into consideration guidance contained in the LACORS Document ‘Housing – Fire Safety (Guidance on fire safety provisions for certain types of existing housing)’. This document also includes more extensive information on bedsit accommodation. There is a proforma at the back of the document to enable us to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment which we are legally obliged to have on file for all HMOs and which is good practice for any rented property.

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FIRE IN HOUSES OF MULTI-OCCUPATION.

PART 1:  FIRE SAFETY IN HMOs: BACKGROUND

What is an HMO?

What is a licensable HMO?

Why do HMOs need fire safety measures?

What the law says:

Housing Act 2004 – HMO Management Regulations – The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

 PART 2:  FIRE SAFETY MEASURES IN HMOs  

The 3 key components of fire safety:

Protected escape route – Separation between units of accommodation – Fire Warning System

 Other fire safety measures:

Stairway and emergency escape lighting – Fire fighting equipment

 PART 3: TYPICAL FIRE SAFETY MEASURES IN

DIFFERENT TYPES OF HMO 

‘Shared house’ HMO of 2 storeys

Bedsit HMO of 2 storeys, cooking facilities in bedsits

‘Shared house’ HMO of 3 or 4 storeys

Bedsit HMO of 3 or 4 storeys, cooking facilities in bedsits

Diagram: smoke seal and intumescent strip detail

http://www.landlordreferencing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Fire_Safety_Guide_for_Houses_in_Multiple_Occupation-1.pdf

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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