Fitness for Human Habitation Inspection
In March 2020 a new law was passed to ensure rented residential houses and flats are "fit for human habitation" to make sure they are safe, free from things that could cause serious harm and healthy.
The bill includes issues that were not previously covered by a landlord's legal repair responsibilities including damp caused by design defects such as poor ventilation and pest infestations such as rodents, bed bugs and insects.
What does this mean for landlords?
The Fitness for Human Habitation Act means landlords must ensure their properties meet certain standards at the start and throughout a tenancy. If the landlord fails to do so, tenants have a right to take legal action which could result in fixed financial penalties of up to £30,000 and the possibility of bans for up to life for the most serious offenders so there really is a need to make sure each and every one of their properties whether private or socially rented is safe.
What does our FFHH report include?
We assess almost 30 hazards including damp and mould growth, crowding and space, entry by intruders, food safety, sanitation and drainage problems, falls associated with baths, electrical hazards, carbon monoxide and fuel combustion products and many more potential hazards.
£60 - £120