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Fitness for habitation & HHSRS awareness

Live online one day course.


Course overview

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) was developed as a component of the Housing Act 2004 to replace the previous Fitness Standard. It’s been in force since 2006 but was given more bite with the introduction of the Housing (Fitness for Habitation) Act 2018. The government has been reviewing the HHSRS for some time and it’s likely to be a good while longer before they issue new guidance – this course will keep you up to date in the meantime.


What the course covers

All rented homes must meet certain standards, so they are safe and fit to live in. During this training you’ll look at:


- The practical application and implications of the Housing (Fitness for Habitation) Act 2018 and 2022 and the HHSRS, and the link between the two

- The principles behind the Housing Health and Safety Rating System and how to identify deficiencies and defects that could cause harm to the occupants

- The 29 hazards

- The standards that underpin the Fitness for Habitation and HHSRS along with an explanation of how they are applied during property inspections

- Risk areas such as steps and stairs, overcrowding, fire safety, carbon monoxide, asbestos, electrical systems and environmental hazards

- Identifying potential safety risks and deficiencies; reducing the chance of rented homes failing the decent homes standard and reducing the scope for tenants to successfully claim from you for damages and legal costs

- Harm outcomes p Practical examples of deficiencies in dwellings for group discussion


Who should attend

This one-day course is ideal for staff who assess properties, housing officers, estate managers, private sector leasing staff, property surveyors, or private property managers.






  • 3rd July 2024, 9.30am-3.30pm

please contact us for further public dates, or if you would like us to run this course for your company


Course length

one day



£330.00 + VAT per person.  


OR if you would like us to run a bespoke session for your company staff please enquire to, or call us on 0208 123 0804.


Download the pdf leaflet for this course here.

Fitness for habitation & HHSRS awareness


Upkeep’s courses have been developed by, and with industry experts.


All of our tutors have current or recent professional industry experience which means that you are learning from professionals with a great level of experience and skills.


If you would like to find out about a bespoke training package tailored to meet your needs and those of your organisation. Get in touch at or give us a call on 0208 123 0804.

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