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Good fire safety management saves lives and protects property

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) are committed to making sure the community and visitors to the area it serves are safe from fire. DSFRS offers advice and guidance to business and commerce and the
general public on all fire safety matters.


The advice given in this section is intended to guide and advise Landlords, managing agents and owners of the following types of properties on best practice as well as your legal responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (2005), this is commonly known as the Fire Safety Order (FSO).

Use the quick links below for specific sections of our advice for landlords.


Landlord's Requirements
What legislation applies to you?
Landlord's legal obligations
Fire risk assessment
What does a fire risk assessment contain
Keep your tenants informed
Ensuring compliance
Non compliance
Landlords of private single properties
Landlords who own or manage blocks of flats
Stay put policy
Houses in multiple occupancy
Mobility scooters


Click here to view the full Fire Safety Advice for landlords, managing agents, private dwellings, blocks of flats and owners of houses in multiple occupation and social housing.

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