HHSRS

All You Need to Know About Excess Heat (HHSRS Hazard 3)

Although ‘the great British summer’ is often a laughable prospect (think washed-out BBQs, gusty winds and rain stopping play!) the reality is that the UK is getting hotter and temperatures of 40°C and over could become a reality in the next few...

Riemy Wan
By Riemy Wan
HHSRS Guide: Fire & Burn Hazards

The Fitness for Human Habitation Act (FFHH) was introduced in March 2019. Although it added no new requirements for landlords and agents, it reinforced the importance of the HHSRS (Housing health...

HHSRS Guide: Trip & Falls

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is a government standard for conducting risk assessments in rental properties. And, as of 20th March 2019, the Homes (Fitness for Human...

A Complete Guide to HHSRS Assessment and Hazards

The HHSRS, or Housing Health and Safety Rating System to give it its full title, is a system designed to assess potential hazards in a home. Created in 2006 to help improve conditions in rental...

Preventing Fall and Trip Hazards in Rental Properties

Traditionally seen as something that only affects the elderly, trips and falls around the home cost the NHS an estimated £425 million per year - and the reality is that missing a step or tripping...

Fitness for Human Habitation Act (FFHH) - Silent but deadly

What you need to know about preventing carbon monoxide and other hazardous gases in your property.

How To Comply with the HHSRS Regulations on Crowding and Space

With The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act due to come into force in a matter of weeks (20th March 2019), focus has understandably turned to the 29 Housing Health and Safety System (HHSRS)...

Insulate Yourself Against Noise

We all lead busy, noisy lives. With the sound of traffic, dogs barking or car alarms a near constant in most cities (and don’t underestimate the sound of the countryside*), it can be hard to...

Protect your property – and yourself

Landlords must prepare for the Homes Bill – starting with entry by intruder

How Three Little Words Could Represent A Big Opportunity For Letting...

It’s no secret: lettings is hard and becoming harder. The game has changed. It’s not about winning an instruction from “X down the road”, there’s a collective game in play with all professional...

How the HHSRS Checklist and Fitness for Human Habitation Bill are...

As cross-party and government support for it builds, we expect the Fitness for Human Habitation Bill to be passed relatively quickly. In theory, nobody can argue that the formalisation of...

Why the Fitness for Human Habitation Bill Could Hit Agents Hard

As the buzz around the Fitness for Human Habitation Bill (likely to be passed later this year) builds, there’s still a huge grey area about what it will mean for landlords – and agents.

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Why Do You Need to Know About the HHSRS Checklist?

There's so much legislation that lettings agents and landlords need to be aware of now that it's possible the Human Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) hasn't crossed their path. However, with...