Fire safety advice for tenants within flats

Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, it is understandable that tenants living in blocks of flats are concerned about fire safety within the building and whether their landlord is doing their best to protect them if a fire was to break out. If you are a tenant living in a flat, your landlord has the…

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Landlord fined for ‘potentially lethal’ student house

A London landlord has been ordered to pay £4,485.17 for breaching legislations that are designed to protect the student tenants in his property in Birmingham. Despite many requests to the landlord, issues around the property were not resolved and the property remained in a state of disrepair. A full investigation into the property was launched…

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999 Emergency Number celebrates 80th anniversary

The 999 service that we know today, was first set up 80 years ago on 30th June, 1937 – marking an unprecedented change in how the public can call for help. The service was introduced to help call handlers separate emergency calls from routine police reports. It is understood that the change was introduced following…

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5-step Fire Risk Assessment checklist

Since the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Fire Risk Assessment have become a legal requirement as well as the most important undertaking within a building as regards to fire risk. The changes in legislation places the accountability for fire safety upon the person (or persons) responsible for the building in question,…

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