In relation to the national Fire Door Safety Week, the Fire Door Alliance have put together the below fact sheet – ‘Have you been given the right fire safety facts?’ – highlighting important fire door safety facts and tips for both landlords, managing agents and tenants.
Did you know?
Unsurprisingly, a quarter of tenants renting privately feel more anxious about living in their home since the Grenfell Tower fire, with 28% not trusting their landlord to understand and implement all the necessary fire safety measures in their building, including 8% who do not trust their landlord due to something they have specifically witnessed while renting.
Other research indicates that certain types of HMOs present significantly greater health and safety risks to tenants than comparable single occupancy dwellings. Risk assessments carried out by ENTEC on fire safety in HMOs concluded that in all houses converted into bedsits, the annual risk of death per person is 1 in 50,000 (this is 6 times higher than in comparable single occupancy houses). In the case of bedsit houses comprising three or more storeys, the risk is 1 in 18,600 (16 times higher than in comparable single occupancy houses).