The Housing Health & Safety Rating System (HHSRS)
Why is the Housing Health and Safety Rating System Important?
The Housing Health & Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is a hazard analysis and evaluation method designed to assist local governments in identifying and protecting against any health hazards and safety risks posed by any faults found in houses.
It was enacted in 2004 as part of the Housing Act and applied to all residential properties in England and Wales.
What are Category 1 and 2 hazards?
Hazards are classified into two groups.
Category 1 hazards
Category 1 hazards have a high score on the scale (and so pose the greatest danger).
Category 2 hazards
Category 2 risks are lower on the scale and provide a reduced risk.
Property Checks Vows to keep your houses safe
Our company’s HHSRS assessors are properly trained, going above and beyond the legal requirements to ensure that your hazard analysis is complete.
The team has evaluated multi-storey buildings, office spaces, hostels, animal facilities, and public spaces.
We also make sure that the reports you receive are easy to read and fully explainable and that our assessors walk you through the findings so that any necessary corrective action can be taken.
In order to learn about our services or talk to a dedicated team member, please call 0208 432 9484 or make online reservations.
What is the purpose of the HHSRS Rating System??
The rating system is established to improve the living conditions in rental properties.
Do landlords need to provide a HHSRS report to the tenants?
There are no legal requirements that bind a landlord to provide a prospective tenant with an HHSRS report. But a tenant can file a complaint against the landlord if they think the rented property is hazardous for habitation.
The criminal proceedings can be carried out if the landlord is non-compliant with the HHSRS recommendations.