Homecheck landlord rental property inventory health & safety inspection services
In all new homes or conversions built since January 1992 the building regulations require smoke detectors to be installed.
We recommend that in all rental properties a smoke detector should be installed on each
floor of the property.
Smoke alarms are advised to be fitted to all let properties and should be regularly checked to ensure that they are in full working order.
Homecheck UK can arrange for a qualified electrician to install your smoke alarms
The Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 1993
These regulations were amended in 1993 and it is now an offence to install any furniture in rental properties which does not comply with the regulations. All furniture coming within the scope of the above must bear a display label indicating that the item meets with the safety regulations.
These regulations refer to the following furniture which may be provided by a landlord in a rented property:
- scatter cushions
- stretch or loose covers for furniture,
- children’s furniture,
- garden furniture
- any items of similar type fillings of which must carry the appropriate labels of compliance.
Upholstered furniture must have fire resistant filling material and must pass a cigarette resistance test.
Homecheck UK can arrange to inspect your rental property furnishings to verify compliance.
General Product Safety Regulations 1994
European Communities Act 1972
These regulations require that the provision of any product supplied by a landlord should be "safe", eg: no loose banisters, sharp edges, broken glass, uneven flags, etc.
RESIDENTIAL BLOCK MANAGEMENT
Whilst Homecheck do not manage apartment blocks, we can certainly help residents’ management companies or freeholders of residential apartment blocks to undertake health and safety checks to ensure the block’s public areas, both inside and outside of the building, comply with all the latest legislation. We can also snag maintenance and repair works and undertake periodic condition reports.