Bodies with enforcement powers, whether this is for the Housing Act, the Building Regulations or the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO or FSO), can request evidence that fire doors comply with the legislative requirements. Compliance can be demonstrated through third-party certification, that states the performance of the installed product and the specification of product conforms with the scope of the certification. This specification should be adhered to and only compatible components used, otherwise challenges can arise, and the fire doors might not provide the levels of fire resistance and smoke control that is required of them.
In addition, to adhere to the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, landlords are required to ensure that properties are fit for human habitation for the entirety of the tenancy. This means ensuring the property is free of serious hazards, including exposure to uncontrolled fire and associated smoke through the use of fire doors that can hold back the spread of fire and smoke.