The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS), also known as 'The Rating System', was introduced as a result of the Housing Act (2004).

The underlying principle of the HHSRS is that 'all residential premises should provide a safe and healthy environment for any potential occupier or visitor', and evaluates potential health and safety risks in homes.

Housing hazards factsheets

Download our Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) factsheets for the 10 most common housing hazards.

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