Fire safety warnings are not getting through to Britons, research by homemoving website Moveme has suggested.

The firm found that 71 per cent of people did not check their new home's smoke alarm was working the last time they moved into a property.

Jonathan Turpin, chief executive of Moveme, urged people to check smoke alarms, exit routes and the general electrical safety of a new home.

On the study's findings, he added: "It seems that most people are still unconcerned about reducing the risks in their own home."

This comes after the National Landlords Association recently launched a new Fire Safety Logbook to offer guidelines on the precautions that should be taken to safeguard tenants.

David Salusbury, chairman of the landlord advice body, advised landlords to be aware of the specific fire safety laws which apply to different property types.

"Fire safety in the private-rented sector is clearly an issue of vital importance,"he said.ADNFCR-2002-ID-19065907-ADNFCR

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