Fire Certificates were abolished in 2006 when the whole Fire Regulations regime was changed by the Regulatoy Reform (Fire Safety) Order, which for the first time brought all B&Bs into regulation - even those offering just one guest bedroom.
The penalties for non-compliance can reach £5,000 plus a sentence of up to two years in Prison.
The Bed & Breakfast Association was instrumental in persuading the Government to bring in new, much less onerous guidelines for smaller B&Bs at the end of 1998.
On this page, we guide members through the "minefield" of the Fire Regulations...
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