Common Mistakes in HMOs
Under guidance given by government for HMOs can be very complicated, as all HMOs are set up differently. Some common misconceptions, interpretations and wrong advice given by builders and architects or internet downlaods have resulted in HMO’s to be non-complaint.
- Have you ensured there are quick release locks fitted to BS8621 on all final exit doors, as well as BS10621 on internal doors.
- Have you implied both the 3mm & 8mm rule to the door settings in the house
- Have you provided the required 30min fire protection escape route from the rooms, in accordance with the 9 metre escape routes rules, to avoid entrapment?
- Have you got evidence to hand that proves that all fire/smoke detectors/self closures work in this property, together with log/record sheets?
Coventry City Council are currently proactively targeting the local HMO market, to ensure all HMO properties are safe to this standard and more.
Ignorance is not a defence in court.
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