Fire Regulations – Holiday properties with paying guests should be able to show that a Fire risk assessment has been carried out
Fire Risk Assessment
The fire risk assessment is very important to your property it is a legal requirement and many people forget they must keep it reviewed periodically.
A court case concerning poor fire safety measures determined that a 12 month periodic review would be reasonable. You must also action a review if you have made any major changes to your property or change how you use it.
If you have not done a fire risk assessment you can obtain a risk assessment template form from Visit Britian, Visit Britian are recognised for rating properties in the holiday letting industry and have useful information on there website.
With a Letting Agent
You will find many letting agents have an arrangement for managing fire risk assessments internally so they can provide details to their guests if requested, Ask them how they manage fire safety in their properties.
- If necessary improve your fire safety measures
- Keep the risks, and fire safety measures, under review