Hi, I have a house that I rent out, it was built in 1901 and the tenant has mentioned the height of the handrail makes it illegal. The return on the landing is 860mm and the handrail going up the stairs is 810mm high. Do modern regulations apply in a period property? The tenant has 5 small children.
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The Housing Act 2004 places a statutory duty on local authorities to identify hazards and to assess risks to tenants’ health and safety. Local authorities are required to use a system called the Housing, Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS)