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This guide covers social landlords’ responsibilities for fire safety in residential premises, including individual homes, purpose-built blocks of flats and sheltered housing. It does not cover property protection or insurance requirements in the case of fire.

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Communal - Heating

The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 came into force from 18 December 2014 but with certain regulations coming into force later. They were amended in March 2015 and in November 2020.


Residents' safety: changing the culture - why 100% compliance is not good enough

The Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 highlighted tragic failings. The Hackitt Review’s final report concluded that the same old methods were unlikely to deliver the fundamental changes needed to safeguard residents.


Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 - Amendments November 2020

Complying with the Amended Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 – Q&A briefing


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