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Housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS) enforcement guidance: housing inspections and assessment of hazards

Guidance about inspections and assessment of hazards in housing given under section 9 of the Housing Act 2004.

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Housing health and safety rating system operating guidance: Housing Act 2004 - guidance about inspections and assessment of hazards given under section 9

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The housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS) is a risk-based evaluation tool to help local authorities identify and protect against potential risks and hazards to health and safety from any deficiencies identified in dwellings. It was introduced under the Housing Act 2004 and applies to residential properties in England and Wales.

The HHSRS assesses 29 categories of housing hazard. Each hazard has a weighting which will help determine whether the property is rated as having category 1 (serious) or category 2 (other).