HMO landlords and their managing agents could face unlimited fines following new measures revealed by the Home Office

Once legislation is in place, the unlimited fines will be handed out to building owners who are caught obstructing or impersonating a fire inspector as well as to those who breach fire safety regulations under the soon-to-be upgraded Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 legislation

consultation that began in July last year prompted by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the results of which will be incorporated into the Building Safety Bill

As well as unlimited fines, these measures will include mandatory Fire Risk Assessments which MUST be recorded for each building and improvements to how fire safety information is communicated to regulatory authorities throughout the lifetime of a building

 

All HMO landlords and agents will have to up their game; the new measures include improving the quality of their Fire Risk Assessments and their COMPETENCE to complete them

David Jones - ICM's Director of Education & Training

Read the Home Office document here

 

Ed [published 19/03/2021]

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