Commercial landlords have a legal obligation that their properties adhere to fire and safety laws. Complying with these laws can be confusing especially if the landlord is not up to speed on changes and if found to be lacking, there are potentially huge fines and the possibility of prison.
One landlord, for student housing in Nottingham, decided to ignore the Fire Inspection Officers advice on appropriate improvements needed to reduce risk and meet current fire safety legislation. After ignoring the recommendations, he continued to put young people living in his property at serious risk and was handed a suspended prison sentence and must pay almost £200,000 in fines and costs.
As a commercial landlord, it is essential that your building is fully compliant with current fire safety regulations. It is also essential that the fire safety systems are regularly serviced and maintained by an approved company.
Woodward Fire & Security experts are fully qualified and registered to assist commercial landlords with all their fire and security needs. We take on this responsibility seriously and control how a system is designed and installed to meet the latest fire and safety regulations. We also provide a servicing and maintenance scheme so that all our customers’ systems are working and keep up-to-date with all the latest regulations and changes to the law.