This applies to England and Wales

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is a system made up of 29 hazards to help assist the local authority when carrying out a property risk assessment relating to health and safety at a property. They use the guidance to decide whether an enforcement notice needs to be issued to a landlord. 

Please see the link to the guidance below which identifies the 29 hazards

RH Environmental Ltd has been appointed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to carry out a two-year research project on their behalf. A review of the HHSRS will impact upon a wide range of stakeholders, including housing regulators and surveyors, landlords, other property professionals and residents.

The review and associated research will focus on the following:

  • Review of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) Operating Guidance.
  • Development of an updated set of worked examples.
  • Reviewed HHSRS training for assessors and other stakeholders, including the introduction of a competency framework.
  • Development of a simpler means of banding HHSRS assessment results.
  • New recommended minimum standards.
  • Assessment into the amalgamation or removal of existing hazard profiles.
  • Review of HHSRS digital assessment tools.
  • Reviewed and updated HHSRS ‘Landlords Guidance’ and new ‘Tenants Guidance’.
  • Reviewed and updated HHSRS Enforcement Guidance.
  • Review of the fire safety hazard.

The link below is for the survey which we would encourage our clients to complete and put their views across.

EHPs, HHSRS Assessors and Other Housing Professionals Survey: