HMO’s (Houses in Multiple Occupation)
Councils work together with local fire and rescue services to enforce the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Fire risk assessments are used as the basis for compliance and the responsible person of the premises (usually the landlord) is held liable in the case of any breach.
Why is fire safety in HMOs so important?
The greatest risks to occupiers are to be found in multi-occupied properties. This may include houses that have been converted into student accommodation, flats, hostels, managed or sheltered accommodation, purpose built multi-storey buildings and flats above shops. The fire risks rise with increased occupancy and ignition sources.
How we can help you
At Ramli Fire we carry out an on site inspection and provide a detailed report advising landlords of fire safety requirements and solutions that are effective, practicable and appropriate for the likely occupants.
Our fire risk assessments take into account all houses in multiple occupation including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, individuals with mental health needs or disabilities, who may require special provisions. We ensure landlords understand their responsibilities in order to comply with The Regulatory Reform (fire safety) Order 2005.