Hello fellow LL,
We recently bought a 3 storey townhouse (2007 built), and decided to let it out as HMO. This is our first 3 storey property so no sure about the fire safety requirements.
All rooms, including kitchen, have a fire door leading to the centrally positioned staircase. The staircase leading to the main door with thumbturn knob to unlock. The ground and first floor rooms have escape windows so no problem from fire safety point of view. However, the 2nd floor rooms have no escape windows (for being too narrow).
Questions: are fire doors satisfy the fire safety regulation? do we have to replace windows in the second floor rooms to meet the requirements as escape window (even though unlikely anyone can/want to escape from a 2nd floor window)?