As of October 1st, 2023, the next phase of the Building Safety Act will take effect, with significant implications for landlords overseeing communal spaces in buildings, particularly those renting out individual rooms in properties. Section 156 of the Act introduces updated requirements concerning fire risk assessments and providing fire safety information to tenants.
The new obligations for landlords in Engand include:
In addition to existing requirements under the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, these changes apply to landlords in England. Following these new requirements, an updated version of the How To Rent Guide is to be released on 30th September 2023.