Further Guidance for Landlords on the HHSRS

Posted: 12/12/2006

As many of you are now aware, the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is a new risk assessment tool used to assess potential risks to the health and safety of occupants in residential properties in England and Wales. The legislation came into effect in England on 6 April 2006. The new assessment method focuses on the hazards that are present in housing and making housing healthier and safer to live in.
This new guidance is aimed at non-specialists, in particular private landlords, to help them understand the requirements under the Housing Act 2004 in relation to the HHSRS and help them identify the type of work that is needed on their properties to conform with the HHSRS.
Publication title: Housing Health and Safety Rating System - Guidance for Landlords and Property Related Professional
Audience: Private landlords, including social landlords
Date published: 26 May 2006
ISBN: 978 185 112 8563
Price: 12.00 for a paper copy or you can download it yourself for free by going to webpage: http://www.communities.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1500221 (PDF size 2094Kb).
To obtain a paper copy, please contact Communities and Local Government Publications, PO Box 236, Wetherby LS23 7NB. Tel: 0870 1226 236, Fax: 0870 1226 237, Email: communities@twoten.com. Quote the ISBN when ordering. The price is as detailed above. Payment can be made by credit or debit card, or by cheque or postal order.