While it is vital to have protected escape routes for individually let bedrooms and self contained flats.
Hmo fire door locks.
1 many councils will transfer the council tax liability onto the landlord.
This not only applies to the final exit door but also to an exit door from a unit of accommodation each bedroom.
This is achieved primarily using fire doors.
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A for emergencies fire flood violence etc.
Locks on bedroom doors for single tenancy agreement sharers is a no no for 2 reasons.
And c to show it to prospective.
The rule is that as a landlord you need to make sure that all escape routes from the property are protected.
Locks for hmos and fire regulations.
Fire doors are an essential feature of hmo fire safety regulations.
B to make necessary repairs after reasonable notice to you.
Special rules apply to these kinds of properties.
British standard bs8621 2007 attempts to balance these 2 needs in order to satisfy both requirements.
One of the rules is that there is easy exit from the property without the need for a key in the case of fire.
Often normal entry exit doors will serve as final exits in non domestic premises covered by the rro regulatory reform fire safety order 2005 such as offices shops pubs and common areas of flats and hmo s houses in multiple occupation and in the premises covered by the building regulations.
If a property is occupied by 3 or more unrelated people it is classed as a house in multiple occupancy.
And 2 each tenant has as much right to enter flos sons room as any of the other joint tenants they all have equal rights to all of it.
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There is an inherent contradiction between insurance standards and fire regulations.
It is also essential in hmo property to fit fire doors with self closers to all bedrooms.
Consensus is if the hmo is a single joint ast living as a group there is not a requirement to fit locks.
Insurance companies want locks with maximum possible security the fire service want locks with maximum possible ease of escape in the event of a fire.
However if it is multiple tenancies then the tenant is not renting the use of the entire house but the room so it should have a lock.