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House of Commons Library: Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS)

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The House of Commons Library holds many important notes and documents which outline thinking and proposals surrounding debates within Government to provide a basis of understanding of feeling around a certain topic.

The House of Commons Library holds many important notes and documents which outline thinking and proposals surrounding debates within Government to provide a basis of understanding of feeling around a certain topic.

Recently we have dedicated a few news stories to notes that are worth interest for the private rented sector (PRS).

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is an important document for the PRS because it sets out minimum standards and expectations of the quality of private housing stock. The House of Commons Library note explains the differences between the older ‘Housing Fitness Standard’ and the HHSRS that has replaced it.

The major concerns within the document include what to expect and enforcement action. Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) are mentioned specifically to ensure that there is clarity in defining what comprises an HMO.

Click here to view the RLA guidance document on the HHSRS from the guides section of the RLA website.

Additionally, the House of Commons Library has a landing page for the HHSRS standard note outlining the key points of the document. Find out more.

These notes are important outside of Westminster because, as mentioned above, they set out the arguments for and against proposals and outline the way something like the HHSRS will be enforced.

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The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) represents the interests of landlords in the private rented sector (PRS) across England and Wales. With over 23,000 subscribing members, and an additional 16,000 registered guests who engage regularly with the association, we are the leading voice of private landlords. Combined, they manage almost half a million properties.

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