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  • bassmonster
    started a topic Fire doors

    Fire doors

    Hi All,
    I'll be looking to rent out my property to 4 different individuals which will not require a HMO license.
    I would like to know if I need to change the kitchen door to a fire door or indeed if all the doors need to changed to fire doors.

    thank you.

  • jpkeates
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    Originally posted by bassmonster View Post
    I'll be looking to rent out my property to 4 different individuals which will not require a HMO license.
    I would like to know if I need to change the kitchen door to a fire door or indeed if all the doors need to changed to fire doors.
    The Fire Risk Assessment you are required to carry out because it's an HMO will confirm what needs to be done.

    Don't forget all the other HMO related legislation that applies, even though no licence is required.

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  • leaseholder64
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    The need for fire doors depends on the detailed layout and construction. It will also vary with councils.

    However, the general assumption is that HMO tenants will not help other tenants to escape.

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  • spiritdreams
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    Not sure yours, my from my local area (extended licensing) HMO required all sleeping areas and fire escapes routes to be protected from fire for up to 30minutes, this means I needed to add fire doors to the kitchen and all bedrooms, living room was fine as it was not part of the fire escape route.

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  • MdeB
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    I think you should post in the HMO section.

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    Paulpopb
    I have been given a upgrade order by the council stating fire hazard 1. The inspector insists because the building is 3 stories, ii have to install an interlinked wired fire alarm system.
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    Paulpopb
    I have an appeal in and because of the changes to BS58__ part 6 in May this year it says because of improvement with alarms etc a mains wired alarm and wired control panel is no longer a requirement so I'm optimistic about the appeal.
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    Ian2019
    I have a flat that I rent out that has a “tested with tenant” FireAngel ST 750T smoke alarm and a Carbon Monoxide alarm and a fire blanket in the kitchen.
    The Management Company have recently undertaken a Fire Risk Assessment and informed us that all landlords should comply with BS 5839-6...
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    theartfullodger
    Fine: Reply, in writing, stating you have considered that standard. That's all they've asked you to do....
    25-09-2019, 18:52 PM
  • Reply to Hard Wired Sysyem
    Ian2019
    Thank you both for your information, clear and concise.
    i will seriously look at the screwfix alarm option to replace the existing alarm and I take on board your helpful comments and the education update it has provided for myself.
    25-09-2019, 18:14 PM
  • Reply to Hard Wired Sysyem
    leaseholder64
    What they are probably going by is appendix 6 of "Fire Safety in Purpose Built Blocks of Flats", which is the standard reference for risk assessing blocks like yours. This says:


    With which you comply unless you have done any major electrical wiring work. And:
    ...
    25-09-2019, 12:09 PM
  • Reply to Hard Wired Sysyem
    baldelectrician
    the management company can insist on what they want, I think it is unlikely they can justify you remove a compliant battery system and install a mains one as both now comply with BS 5839 Pt 6 (the standard has been amened as smoke detector and battery technology has developed)

    I am fairly...
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  • Reply to Hard Wired Sysyem
    Ian2019
    Leaseholder64 - that now makes sense. I purchased my flat 12 years ago (to live in - with a glazed door) - but have now married and live at my wife’s flat - hence we rent my old one out. Having had a couple of “bad” tenants - I am beginning to think seriously about selling it now. Thank you.
    24-09-2019, 17:18 PM
  • Reply to Hard Wired Sysyem
    leaseholder64
    If it is a purpose built flat, below you and has proper fire doors, the fire should be contained. The smoke alarms in those flats don't protect you, only the occupiers of those flats. On the other hand their entrance door does protect you.
    24-09-2019, 17:10 PM
  • Reply to Hard Wired Sysyem
    leaseholder64
    No it is nowhere near major work in the sense I used. I'm not even sure if completely rewiring the electrics would trigger the requirements.

    On the other hand, it does appear that over 50% of the flats have been owned by criminals, at one time or another, as replacing a fire door with...
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