Fire safety requirements for furnishings

Introduction

Ensuring a property is not at risk of fire is one of the most important things that landlords must do prior to letting a property. What you must do to ensure this varies depending on a number of factors. One of the areas that will affect your fire safety responsibilities is providing furniture as part of the agreement.

The guidance below sets out the requirements you need to follow if you are providing upholstered furniture or furnishings in the course of letting a property. It also covers topics like when an agent might be responsible, what sort of labelling you should look for when checking your property, and some best practice tips on ensuring you can show you did your due diligence before letting the property to a tenant.

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