UK Housing Trusts - Holding events and parties

Fireworks and the law
Many people enjoy holding their own fireworks displays at home and while this is permitted you must be aware of any conditions in your Tenancy Agreement.

Make sure to read your Tenancy Agreement carefully as there are usually conditions around noise disturbance which if broken may put your tenancy at risk. There are also laws which you must abide by, for both safety reasons and to prevent noise disturbance for your neighbours.


There are laws about when fireworks can be sold, and to who – as well as the times fireworks can be set off. For more information on the law read here.


Using fireworks legally

It is against the law to:
    set off or throw fireworks in the street or other public place
    set off fireworks between 11.00 pm and 7.00 am – except during certain celebrations


When you can use fireworks during celebrations

You can let off fireworks :
    until midnight on Bonfire Night
    until 1.00 am on New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year

It is also essential to buy your fireworks form a reputable dealer that will know and advise you on which fireworks are suitable for your area.This ensures that the fireworks you are buying abide to the strict legislation set by the EU.

If you do not follow these laws and are found guilty by the courts, you could be fined up to £5,000 and can be imprisoned for up to three months. You may be liable for an on-the-spot fine of £80. This could also result in the termination of your tenancy agreement. If you plan your fireworks display and are considerate of your neighbours, the property and the law there should be no problem.

For more information about your rights as a tenant click here.

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