- A registered provider of social housing under the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008.
- A tenancy under which the tenant shares any accommodation with the landlord or a member of their family.
- A ‘long lease’ as defined (usually for a fixed term of 21 or more years).
- A lease that grants a right of occupation for 7 years or more.
- Student halls of residence.
- Hostels and refuges, in some situations.
- Care homes.
- Hospitals and hospices.
- Accommodation provided as a result of a duty imposed on a relevant NHS body by an enactment.
From October, it will be mandatory for landlords in England to provide a smoke alarm on each storey of a premises used as living accommodation and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room of a premises used as living accommodation that contains a solid fuel appliance. They must also check that every alarm is in proper working order at the start of every new tenancy. There are, however, a considerable number of exemptions. They do not apply to;