Fire safety requirements

Fire safety requirements in rental property can be a minefield for landlords. The  internet is awash with information, some of which can be out of date, often conflicting and sometimes just plain wrong.

It’s no wonder landlords are confused regarding the rules and licensing requirements of fire alarms and emergency lighting in rental property.

While many electrical contractors can and often do install smoke alarms in rental properties there are particular rules that govern the requirements and HMO local authority licensing for fire detection & emergency lighting in rental property. Most of these rules do not come under BS7671-2018 (Wiring Regulations) which are the standards that electricians are trained in and work to.

In practice this means is that many landlords end up paying to have fire detection & emergency lighting installed in their rental property only to fall foul of the specific requirements when applying for the mandatory & additional local authority license & certification to allow the property to be let.

Although we are general electrical contractors our specialist area is fire safety and emergency lighting in BTL rental, HMOs and student let properties.

We are formally trained but as important we have well over twenty five years experience of installing, maintaining and certifying fire alarms and emergency lighting in Buy To Lets & House in Multiple Occupation.

This experience allows us to provide you with the most cost effective option for installing fire alarm and emergency lighting in your rental property while also considering any potential on-going maintenance costs.