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Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS)

The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) provides a system to enable risks to be assessed. 

Download the guides on risks in houses which are assessed using HHSRS:

  1. A short guide that highlights the introduction of HHSRS and details all the hazards
  2. A comprehensive guide for landlords
  3. A booklet highlights Sheffield's top 5 HHSRS hazards for landlords and tenants


Damp and mould

One of the most frequent areas we get complaints about is about the HHSRS hazard of damp and mould.

However, it is a hazard that is very visible and when present can have serious affects upon the health of the occupiers.

Some of the complaints we get about mould are as a result of the tenant's lifestyle but others are a combination of lifestyle and inadequate heating, insulation and ventilation. 

Download our leaflet which  explains about the balance of heating, insulation, ventilation and moisture production and gives advice upon treatment of mould.  It also gives guidance about when it may be the landlord's or the tenant's responsibility:

  • Modified: Jan 14, 2014 10:14:01 AM