Fire Risk Assessments for Holiday Lets

15 August 2023

Are you a landlord or property manager for a holiday home?

Are you aware you are legally required to have a Fire Risk Assessment of the property or premises?

The UK law around fire risk assessments aims to protect the public from the risk of fire. Without a fire risk assessment, you can risk facing fines and further legal consequences!

This blog is here to explain everything you need to know about fire risk assessments for holiday lets.

Who is responsible for fire risk assessments of holiday lets?

If you own or manage a holiday let, it is your legal responsibility to have a fire risk assessment. This is to protect the public from a fire and align yourself with the law.

A competent person or a qualified, competent fire risk assessor can carry out the fire risk assessment. Larger premises may require a professional, qualified fire risk assessor due to the added complexity.

Starting from October 2023, it will be mandatory to maintain records of all fire risk assessments. Under Section 156 of the Building Safety Act, these reports are required to comprehensively outline the individuals accountable for fire safety within the premises.

Do you offer guest accommodation? Check out our fire risk assessments for the hospitality industry.

How often does a fire risk assessment need to be carried out for holiday lets?

A full assessment of the holiday let must be reviewed regularly and must be arranged by a responsible person.

Reviews to the holiday let must be conducted when changes to the premises have been made. Below is a list of changes that require a review to the fire risk assessment:

  • A recent fire
  • Extension of the holiday let
  • Lost, stolen or damaged fire safety equipment
  • A rearrangement of furniture which may impact escape routes and fire exits

What penalties do you face for not following fire risk laws and regulations?

A fire risk assessment is a legal requirement to reduce the risk of fire and protect the safety of the public. Failure to comply with the health and safety law can result in a fine, prison sentence or even a legal ban from managing or letting properties. Read the Housing Act (2004) and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (2005) to find out more.

What is the cost of a fire risk assessment for holiday lets?

We offer competitive rates, with prices starting at £375. Although our prices are fixed, they can vary depending on the size of the premises. Visit our prices page for more information on our pricing structure.

How do I get a fire safety assessment for my holiday let?

Do you want a fire risk assessment for your holiday let?

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