The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places specific fire safety duties on persons who have control of premises, including common parts of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs)). The key to ensuring that such duties are complied with is the carrying out of a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment see example document .
Even if your property is not an HMO, a Landlord or their agent needs to consider that fire is defined as a Category 1 Hazard under HHSRS and Health and Safety. The housing provider still has a duty of care to the tenant and persons visiting or working in the premises.
You must ensure that there is an adequate means of escape in the event of a fire (so make sure the tenant has all the keys to the property and those windows open and close easily). Consider installing self-closing doors on rooms. The benefits of smoke detectors CANNOT be emphasised enough and for an HMO they must be interlinked and mains-powered. Consider the use of cylinder locks instead of mortice locks as these can be opened from the inside without having to use a key. Things such as fire blankets and extinguishers may also prove useful.
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.