Does fire safety law apply to me?
If you are a landlord who is responsible for any residential accommodation with communal areas e.g. an HMO or apartment building then the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 fully applies to you (see ‘The Law’).
If you are responsible for a flat above a commercial property such as a shop or take away, then you must ensure that anyone living in the flat can escape safely.
Where can I get advice?
You can get more information on your responsibilities as a landlord from your Local Housing Authority.
Do I need to fit smoke alarms?
Government guidance on the 2015 regulations can be found here.