A new online application has been created that can help those with buy to let mortgages ensure their properties have high fire safety standards.

The Fire Safety Logbook from the National Landlords Association (NLA) is available on the internet and allows investors to keep a record of their precautions.

This can make it easier to check that all the appropriate measures have been taken to protect tenants from the hazard, the NLA stated.

It features a template that landlords can use to carry out risk assessments and keep note of instances where a fire alarm has been set off, as well as fire equipment defects.

"Fire safety in the private rented sector is clearly an issue of vital importance and one that all landlords must take seriously," commented NLA chairman David Salusbury.

The Association of Residential Letting Agents also offers information for landlords on fire precautions in a leaflet entitled 'Let's make it safe'.



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