Health & Safety for Holiday Lets

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Fire Risk

You will need to complete a fire risk assessment for your property ahead of letting it. You as the property owner can carry out the fire risk assessment, or you can use a qualified fire consultant to do this to ensure the safety of your guests. Once you have considered the fire risks and who is at risk, you need to look at the practical things you can do to prevent a fire from happening and keeping people safe if there is.

For more detailed information on complying with the fire safety law for holiday lets and a downloadable fire risk assessment, click on one of the useful guides below:

Electrical Testing

It is also best practice to have all your appliances PAT tested once a year and whilst there is no legal requirement for a landlord to obtain and renew an Electrical Safety Certificate, it is however suggested having a property inspected by a qualified engineer, at least every five years, ensures electrical systems within the property are safe.  Again we can help with arranging this for you.

Oil Safety Certificate

There is no legal requirement for holiday let owners to have an Oil Safety Certificate. But, for the safety of your guests, it’s highly recommended that you have all your oil appliances and equipment inspected by annually by an OFTEC Registered Technician. They will supply you with an Oil Installation Check form (OFTEC CD/12) which confirms that you have done your duty as an owner to make sure your property is safe and compliant.

Gas Safety Certificate

The HSE guidance on gas safety stipulates that all gas appliances are checked and signed off by a Gas Safe Engineer annually. A valid certificate should be left at the property for guests to see.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Carbon monoxide alarms are a cost effective and reliable way to provide guests with an advanced warning of any problems. Each room that has a gas appliance, oil appliance, or a solid fuel burner (log burner or open fire) must have an alarm installed.

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