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What Can Multi-Occupied Residential Landlords Learn From Fire Alarm Installers In The Aftermath Of Grenfell Tower?

Some surviving residents of the Grenfell Tower disaster claimed the fire, smoke alarms and emergency lighting failed to go off in the tragic blaze. Hackney Council had a £184 million government grant to renovate council properties to ensure Fire Alarm Installers provided fire and smoke alarms with emergency lighting. This heartbreaking event should never have happened. For multi-occupied residential landlords, it raises the issue of whether your property has all the necessary fire amenities and protection.

These are the regulations that apply to the safety of your tenants in the UK:

  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (commonly known as the FSO) applies to the common parts of multi-occupied residential housing, and requires landlords or housing owners to carry out a fire risk assessment and implement appropriate precautions.
  • Furthermore, should any tenants have a long-term disability housing providers also have a responsibility under the Equality Act 2010 to not place any of these residents under any unfair disadvantage. This also corresponds with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), which requires all employers or organisations to ensure that all people, including the disabled, can safely leave the building in the event of a fire.
  • If you are a Social Housing Landlord, then the Housing Act 2004, also applies.

If you are worried about whether your property adheres to these regulations, then we are here to help you. At T F INSTALLATIONS LTD, we predominantly work directly for you the end user. As a multi-occupied residential landlord, we will offer you a complete range of services from fire alarm system design, installation, testing, commissioning through to ongoing maintenance and technical support. This includes identifying client needs, determining options and designing systems at the most competitive cost without compromising quality. This gives you peace of mind and puts the responsibility in the hands of the professional experts, with complete transparency.

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