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Views sought on new fire regs

Flat rules to apply to bedsits

There’s a chance to have your say on new fire regulations that will apply to bedsits – as the government updates its legislation.

Department of Infrastructure member Chris Thomas says the new laws will require minimum standards for houses in multiple occupation.

Currently, fire regulations apply to flats – Mr Thomas says those laws date back 20 years.

But he says there’s never been a set of enforced rules for bedsits:

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