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Reducing the risks: the housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS)

Guidance about the housing health and safety rating system.

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The housing health and safety rating system 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 new assessment method focuses on the hazards that are present in housing. Tackling these hazards will make housing healthier and safer to live in.