HMOs must be provided with adequate fire safety measures. National statistics show that HMO residents are at least eight times more likely to die or suffer serious injury from fire. If the HMO is large with more than three storeys the risk increases even further.

For further information regarding fire safety measures please refer Fire Precautions in Dwellings guidance document

There is additional legislation that applies to all residential property with common areas (that is blocks of flats, converted houses and traditional bedsit type HMOs) requiring completion of a risk assessment.

Please view the Fire safety risk assessment: sleeping accommodation guidance available on the website or contact the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service for further details 01603 810351