1st October Deadline Passed: You must now have a recorded (written) Fire Risk Assessment for your property
Home Office Guidance on Making your small paying guest accommodation safe from fire 2023
This paper covers small units, without open plan downstairs, not more than four bedrooms, sleeping no more than twelve in two storey buildings.
Fire Safety Risk Assessment Sleeping Accommodation
This paper goes some way to helping with larger properties, however it was published in 2006 and is currently being updated by the Home Office. Earliest date expected in early 2024.
PASC UK (WAT Member) has very kindly produced the following short docs that summarize the current situation with Fire Regs in self-catering in England and Wales. They signpost you to all the regulations, the Government produces Guidance, the additional PASC UK papers and more.
They can be found here: https://www.pascuk.co.uk/fire_checks_and_safety/
The Home Office has also published both People with duties under fire safety laws - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) and Fire Safety Order: enforcement and sanctions for non-compliance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) The People with duties under fire safety laws - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) is intended to assist ‘persons’ with duties under fire safety legislation in England to comply with the legislation.
The Fire Safety Order: enforcement and sanctions for non-compliance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) explains how the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (as amended) is enforced and advises of the sanctions that are available to Enforcing Authorities if you fail to comply with this legislation.