- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Part of:
- Housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS) guidance, Housing for older and vulnerable people, and Rented housing sector
- 26 May 2006
- Applies to:
Guidance for non-specialists, particularly private landlords, about the requirements under the Housing Act 2004 in relation to the HHSRS.
Ref: ISBN 9781851128563 PDF, 2.05MB, 72 pages
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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.
This assessment method focuses on the hazards that are present in housing. Tackling these hazards will make housing healthier and safer to live in.
This 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.
Published: 26 May 2006