Published on 10th July 2017

Homeowner? Do you know your fire safety responsibilities?

Homeowners have additional fire safety obligations. This is especially the case when subletting.

Homeowners should:

  • remove any fire risks, including any items stored on balconies that could easily catch fire
  • never overload electrical sockets
  • install smoke alarms and test these regularly
  • ensure that all fire doors – which include the flat’s front door – are fire resistant.

Subletting your home?

Homeowners must first consider the risks to tenants in the event of a fire and take all necessary precautions to minimise these risks. As the landlord, this includes installing and testing smoke alarms; you cannot pass this duty on to your tenants. Make sure Gateway Property Management has your latest contact details in case of an emergency and that tenants are advised on best practices. You’ll find more about this in our factsheet.

Read our new Fire Safety Factsheet

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