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Advice for landlords, letting agents and holiday property owners


Good fire safety management saves lives and protects property

We are committed to making sure the community and visitors to Devon and Somerset are
safe from fire. We offer advice and guidance to business and commerce and the
general public on all fire safety matters.

Please contact us on 01392 872567 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) for assistance or email

Holiday cottages, glamping and AirBnb

With the rise in popularity of UK holidays and increasing numbers of the people letting out rooms, properties and glamping spaces on websites such as AirBnb. It is important that you are aware of your legal responsibilities to avoid prosecution.

Read our full fire safety advice here: Self-catering holiday lets guidance (PDF)

Landlords and letting agents

The advice given in this section is intended to guide and advise landlords, managing agents and property owners 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 (PDF).


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


Read the full fire safety advice for landlords, managing agents, private dwellings, blocks of flats and owners of houses in multiple occupation and social housing guide (PDF).

All our safety information can be made available in other languages. Please contact 0800 050 2999 to request a copy.


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