Lacors Fire Safety Guidance

For shared accommodation or converted blocks of flats, see the practical LACORS guidance on fire safety in let property.

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Fire Safety

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (known as the FSO) introduced duties regarding fire safety in the common areas of HMOs, flats and maisonettes. The task is placed on the responsible person, who must carry out a fire risk assessment and take specific action to minimise fire risk in the common parts. Section 1 of the Fire Safety Act 2021 commenced in Wales on 1 October 2021.

Duties of the Manager of an HMO

The Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Wales) Regulations 2006 place specific duties on the manager of an HMO

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

Special requirements apply to Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), which place special responsibilities on landlords and agents.