Don't rely on your landlord, fit a smoke alarm to give you early warning of a fire. Ensure you know where the keys are kept, you may need to find the door or window keys in a hurry. Agree with everyone you live with where they will be kept, and keep them there.
If you have any concerns, contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau or the Environmental Health Officer at your local council for further advice The can give you more details about your landlord's obligations and your council's Environmental Health Officer can force your landlord to provide adequate fire precautions
Parents may wish to check the safety of student accommodation. If you have concerns about the standard of the accommodation you should contact the university for advice.
For further information on your landlord's responsibilities, visit Communites and Local Government or DirectGov websites.