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If you live in a rented home – or rent business premises – you have rights. Your landlord should make sure that your accommodation meets fire safety standards. They also need to keep you informed of what to do in an emergency, and make evacuation plans available.
If you live in a rented flat or maisonette, there are some areas of fire safety that are really important to be aware of.
In a word, no. It's shared between you and your landlord. They are responsible for the measures at the top of this page, but you have things you need to do too.
It’s important to do all you can to reduce the risk of fire to keep people safe.
There's lots of support and advice available in the Fire Safety at Work section.
If you're concerned about a potential fire risk, let us know. We just need a few details and then we can offer advice or take action.