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Fire Precautions Act 1971

The Fire Precautions Act 1971 as amended brought into force a host of legal requirements but of most relevance to landlords are:

  • the means of escape can be safely and effectively used at all material times
  • the means of firefighting are maintained in efficient working order.

The Fire Precautions Act 1971  introduced powers for the fire authority to make an application to the court to prohibit the use of premises  in circumstances where they were deemed  to be dangerous or a risk of fire.  The subsequent 1987 legislation broadened the powers so that today the Fire authority may issue prohibition notices without going through the courts.

You can read more about Fire Safety HERE

And, you can download the complete The Fire Precautions Act 1971 HERE