I've got some second hand furniture that I want to use in a flat I rent out. How do I know if it is suitable?
Second hand furniture must comply with the safety requirements of the Furniture and Furnishing (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988. You should look for a permanent label stating that the furniture complies with the Regulations. The label will be headed CARELESSNESS CAUSES FIRE . It will also give a batch number and may say who the manufacturer or importer is and what materials were used when the furniture was made. If you cannot find a label on the furniture you should not use it in the flat.