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Blinds for Rentals

Landlords have a duty of care to tenants!

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents since 1999 there have been at least 35 fatalities where
babies and young children have become accidentally entangled in internal window blind cords and chains.

Some of these accidents have occurred in rented homes.

Are the blinds in your property childsafe? Cords must be 1.5M off the ground!

Blinds installed before 2014 should be made childsafe by using a cleat or chain tensioner.  If the blinds cannot be made safe by the addition of a compliant safety device(s) they should be replaced.

Blinds installed by the Landlord or Agent after Feburary 2014 must be compliant with the child safety requirements of BS EN 13120:2009+A1:2014

Blinds installed by the tenant should be checked by the Landlord or Agent and all tenants should be advised of child safety aspects.

The BBSA strongly recommends that blinds which are inherently safe, sometimes called ‘safe by design’, are used in rented properties as thesedo not require any supplementary safety devices.

What blinds are best for Rental properties?


  • The most cost effective option for Landlords
  • Verticals can come in a wide range of colours and materials to fit any room for a timeless look select neutral colours such as greys and whites
  • Childsafe by design if wand control is selected
  • Verticals give good light control and privacy
  • Easy to repair 
  • Replace just the drapes


  • Rollers blinds are affordable
  • Come in a wide range of colours
  • Can also come in Vinyl or Blackout fabric
  •  Roller blinds can be childsafe by design when a Slowrise is chosen as the operation method. 
  • Easy to repair

Benefits of blinds

  • Light Control
  • Privacy
  • Save on energy bills
  • Easy to maintain

Avoid a bad DIY job!

As a Landlord you are not legally obliged to install blinds into a rental property.

Most tenants will wants window coverings of some sort and may turn to DIY and ordering blinds offline. As a landlord it is your responsibility to make sure the blinds are safe after a tenant leaves if the blinds are kept up. 

As well as being childsafe and meeting all regulations they will be professionaly installed by our team meaning no bad DIY jobs!  

All of our Blinds at Signature Blinds And Shutters are Childsafe!


Check out these useful Websites and Videos

BBSA Guidance for Landlords 

BBSA Window Blind Safety

 Why not contact us or pop into our showroom! 

The British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) launched the Make it Safe campaign in 2009 to raise awareness for safer blinds. This campaign was established to provide appropriate safety advice to homeowners, landlords and those responsible for public and commercial buildings.