A HMO or ‘House of Multiple Occupation’ is a building or part of a building occupied by more than 1 household who share an amenity such as a bathroom, toilet or cooking facilities; or, converted self-contained flats that do not meet the 1991 Building Regulations, where at least one-third of the flats are occupied under short tenancies.
HMO accommodation has often been created by a subdivision of larger properties into smaller units and this can increase the risk that a fire will occur. In addition, the means of escape may have been altered in the process.
Also referred to as an ‘FRA’, a fire safety risk assessment should be carried out by a competent person for your HMO in order to ensure the responsible person for a building is taking the necessary steps to provide a safe building in terms of fire safety.
Pyro Fire Services are third-party accredited to provide fire risk assessments, as a BAFE SP205 Certificated Organisation for HMOs.
Our third-party accreditation for fire risk assessments means our clients can have further peace of mind knowing we have been independently verified to meet the requirements of the BAFE SP205 scheme. We’re audited for competency on a regular basis by BAFE, which means you don’t need to undergo due diligence checks yourself.
Fire safety doesn’t have to be complicated – we make it easy, and that’s how we’ve built a loyal client base over the years.
With our head office in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Pyro’s consultants operate throughout the UK helping HMO landlords meet fire safety compliance while keeping costs to a minimum.
Our FRAs include a prioritised, easy-to-understand action plan that eliminates jargon and unnecessary recommendations by applying a pragmatic approach to your premises.
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