Health and Safety Regulations for Short-term Rentals
Northern Ireland has quickly become a must see destination for any tourist travelling to the UK.
With a series of dynamic cities and it’s beautiful countryside, it’s no surprise that holiday lets have gained in popularity in the recent years. This page provides summaries of UK and Northern Irish legislation to ensure that your guests are safe in your rented property. For more information on each, links are provided to the relevant legislation.
Legionella Risk Assessment
UK wide law states that property owners must regularly check their water systems for any risk of Legionella. A risk assessment is the easiest way to complete this, as it can be done via a simple test.
In Northern Ireland, the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) NI Regulations 2004 apply. It outlines that all landlords, including short term let property owners, must have a gas safety check performed by a gas safe engineer. This gas safety certificate but be renewed annually to ensure that all gas appliances are safe to use.
The UK government published guidance for owners of accommodation with paying guests. It outlines the needs for a Fire Safety Risk Assessment, to think about and improve your fire safety measures, and to review these.