Once the forms are complete our fully qualified staff have a duty under the Housing Act 2004 to take action in respect of Category 1 hazards and we may take action in respect of Category 2 hazards.  

Hazards include:

  • Damp & Mould
  • Uncombusted Fuel Gas
  • Food Safety
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Excess Cold
  • Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Personal Hygiene, Sanitation & Drainage
  • Fire
  • Excess Heat
  • Crowding & Space
  • Water supply
  • Hot surfaces
  • Asbestos and MMF
  • Entry by Intruders
  • Falls associated with baths/showers
  • Collision & Entrapment
  • Biocides
  • Lighting
  • Falls on the level
  • Explosions
  • Fuel combustion products
  • Noise
  • Falls associated with steps & stairs
  • Position & Operability of amenities
  • Lead
  • Domestic Hygiene, Pests & Refuse
  • Falls between levels
  • Structural collapse
  • Radiation

The housing health & safety rating system (HHSRS) is the system used when assessing any property used as living accommodation, the system allows inspecting officers to evaluate the risk posed to the occupiers of the dwelling by one or more of 29 separate hazards.


Having identified the hazard, the inspector can then calculate the seriousness of the hazard-the likelihood of anything happening as a result of being exposed to the hazard and the likely outcome of that exposure. From this calculation the seriousness of the hazard is placed in a priority band with the highest being band A and the lowest being band J. A hazard falling into bands A to C are placed in Category 1 and the remainder in Cate

If you have two separate lounges partitioned with a solid wall (Normally 300mil) and individual doors from the hallway you can class one as a bedroom. If there are dividing doors or have a walk through lounge you cannot use it as a bedroom.

When you have completed the form(s) please return them or bring them, with any supporting documen

Whats Included-

Here at Hussain Architectural Design Ltd we cover the following in our reports: 

 

 

1.HOUSING Act 1985 PART X

Sections 324-326 of the housing act 1985 state that a dwelling is overcrowded for the purposes of this part when the number of persons sleeping in the dwelling is such as to contravene:

(a)     The standard specified in the section 325 (the room standard),or

(b)     The standard specified in the section 326 (the space standard)

 

2.HOUSING ACT 1985, PART XV111 SECTION 604 (FITNESS FOR HUMAN HABITATION)

 

Section 604 in part XVIII of The Housing Act 1985 sets out criterion in respect of determining whether a property is fit for human habitation.

 

3.THE HOUSING ACT 2004 (HA2004), HHSRS CROWDING AND SPACE HAZARDS

 

Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is a tool to assess the deficiencies of a home in terms of the impact on the occupiers. Properties are assessed for 29 Health and Safety Hazards, one of which is Crowding and Space, under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.

 

 

THE STATUTORY OVERCROWDING STANDARD

Overcrowding is defined in part X section 324, 325 and 326 of the Housing Act 1985, the purpose of the legislation is to ensure that there is adequate space in which to live and sleep in.

Determining whether a property is overcrowded or not depending on the size of the property, the number of rooms and the ages and the gender mix of the persons occupying them. 

  



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