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16th February 2009

Landlords urged to take fire precautions

Landlords have been urged to maintain high standards of fire safety in their properties by the National Landlords Association (NLA).

NLA chairman David Salusbury described fire safety as being of "vital importance".

His comments follow the publication of a Fire Safety Logbook by the organisation, which brings safety rules together in one document.

There is also an online tool that allows landlords to keep a record of their fire safety measures to ensure they remain within the law and the requirements of their insurance policy.

Mr Salusbury said: "Keeping a record of all the fire safety precautions taken in a rental property will offer reassurance to tenants that their landlord strives to keep their property as safe as possible.

"Landlords face a complex maze of fire safety laws, with different legislation relevant to specific property types. It is important that landlords are aware of which is relevant to their properties and ensure they are adhering to the rules."

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