Fire safety

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.


Net zero carbon and existing stock: Q&A briefing

With the UK committed to achieving a ‘net zero carbon’ economy by 2050, energy use in homes, particularly existing homes, must be substantially reduced so as not to contribute to Green House Gas (GHG) emissions


Covid-19: repairs and maintenance - Q&A briefing

(Article last updated on 21 May 2020) Q. What should landlords do about repairs and maintenance as the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions are eased?


Dampness, mould growth and insulation problems

Q. How should social landlords respond to reports of dampness, condensation and mould growth which are suspected of being due to defective wall insulation?



Asbestos

This guide covers social landlords’ responsibilities for managing any asbestos, including asbestos containing material (ACM), in their properties to protect anyone using or working in their premises from the risks to health that exposure to asbestos causes.


Fitness for Human Habitation Act 2018: Q&A briefing May 2019

An amendment to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 that requires all landlords (private and social) to ensure that their properties, including any common parts of the building, are fit for human habitation at the beginning of the tenancy and throughout.


General Health & Safety requirements

The basis of UK health and safety law is the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA).


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