Fire service offer advice on new regulations

The Island's fire service is offering inspections of homes with more than one occupant following a change in law.

New regulations for houses in multiple occupation and flats were introduced at the start of the year.

It's hoped the legislation will improve safety in the event of a fire for those who live in a property where they have their own bedroom, but share facilities such as a kitchen and bathroom with other occupants.

The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service has been carrying out inspections to offer advice to those who live in or own such a building.

There were previously no specific safety rules in place for house shares, which the fire service says presents a similar fire risk to flats.

Full details of all the regulations are available to view on the Government's website.