The HHSRS was introduced under the Housing Act 2004, and became effective from 1 April 2006 and replaced the housing fitness standard. The Government introduced the system as the way of deciding whether the housing conditions of residential premises are satisfactory. It looks at whether premises have any defects that may give rise to hazard, which in turn could cause harm to the occupiers, or any visitors. A residential property should be capable of satisfying the basic fundamental needs for the everyday life of a household, such as providing shelter, space and facilities for the occupants.
The HHSRS assesses 29 housing hazards and the effects that each may have on the health and safety of the current or future occupant or any visitor to the property. It applies to all residential properties irrespective of whether they are occupied by a homeowner or tenant. It is not possible to completely remove all risk of harm from within a property, but the system provides a way that hazards can be assessed and to decide on what is the best way of dealing with them .
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This year marks the biggest ARLA conference to date, as the 25th event in the conference’s history is taking place in London on the 24th of March. As one of the most important property events in the calendar of professionals working in the private rented sector, we’re excited to be there flying the flag for [...]READ MORE
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London Landlord Deposit Disputes Highest In the UK When it comes to the end of a tenancy and the return of the tenant deposit, there are plenty of things that can go wrong, wherever your property is based. However, according to a recent report, London landlord deposit disputes appear to be the highest in the [...]READ MORE