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Fitness For Human Habitation (FFHH) Inspection Checklist

In Blog by John Antill

Looking for a property inspection app to help you streamline your ‘Fitness For Human Habitation (FFHH) Inspection Checklist And Report’ process?

When you set up a job in the Brightchecker system you can attach prebuilt survey templates to do just that!

Why do you need a Fitness For Human Habitation (FFHH) Inspection?

If you’re a landlord or a tenant in the UK, the Fitness for Human Habitation Act should be on your radar. Introduced in 2019, the Act has significant ramifications for the rental market.

The new regulations introduced by the Act include requirements for landlords to ensure that the property is free from damp and mould, has adequate ventilation, and is free from pests. Landlords must also ensure that the property has an adequate supply of hot and cold water, is free from hazards that could cause injury, and has adequate heating.

The Act also sets out specific requirements for properties with shared amenities, such as communal kitchens and bathrooms. Landlords must ensure that these areas are kept clean and in good repair, and that they meet the same standards as the rest of the property.

The Act also gives tenants the right to take legal action against their landlords if they fail to meet these standards. This means that tenants can take their landlords to court if they believe that their home is not fit for human habitation.

Overall, the Fitness for Human Habitation Act is an important piece of legislation that seeks to improve the quality of housing in the UK. By introducing new regulations and empowering tenants to take legal action against their landlords, the Act aims to ensure that all rented properties are safe, healthy, and fit for human habitation.

Why Use a Brightchecker Digital Checklist?

In today’s fast-paced and demanding work environment, efficiency is key.

With multiple tasks to juggle and deadlines to meet, you need something to come to your rescue.

Look no further than the Brightchecker Inspection App!

Our digital checklist will:

  • Give you a clear roadmap to follow, thereby reducing your stress and allowing you to perform at your best.
  • Break the job into smaller manageable tasks, thereby making sure nothing is missed and you do not feel overwhelmed.
  • Provide common responses, thereby improving efficiency and reducing risk.
  • Allow you to enter detailed notes or photos, thereby enabling you to capture condition more precisely, list defects and their severity, and make defect recommendations that call for action.
  • Give you a visual reminder of progress, thereby boosting your motivation and propelling you forward.
  • Eliminate the need for paper-based inspections and manual report compilation, thereby leading to increased productivity and reduced costs in the long run.
  • Safely store completed jobs in the cloud, thereby allowing you to instantly publish reports via a link, pdf, or excel file.
  • Act as a starting point for you to develop your own bespoke checklist, thereby reflecting your own inspection procedures and needs. Add new tasks, responses, digital signatures and more.

Checklist/Survey Breakdown

Every checklist/survey structure consists of (1) sections, (2) section items, and (3) item questions.

When you load the survey onto the mobile app, you also see multiple choice options, hints, and instructions.

Section List

There is only one section for this checklist.


Items & Questions

Checklist screenshots.

Offline Flexibility

You can duplicate and rename sections and items.

Checklist/ Survey Details:

Brightchecker Name: ‘Fitness For Human Habitation (FFHH)’
Brightchecker Report Template: ‘Generic Report – Cover, Contents & Back Page’

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About the Author

John Antill

Property enthusiast and DIY fanatic John Antill is a co-founder of leading SaaS firm Brightchecker - providing powerful property inspection software for real estate sectors. Aside from interior design and the property market, John is highly knowledgeable in gardening, pest control and general home improvement backed by over 20 years of experience in the industry.