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:
This is short guide to the hazards and background of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.
This is the Governments comprehensive guide for landlords and other property professionals into the HHSRS
Guidance for landlords and tenants on the top 5 hazards in Sheffield's homes
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:
Private Housing Standards - Guidance on damp and mould