Are Celebration Fireworks At Your New House Legal?
Moving into a new home is one of the biggest and most stressful things we’ll ever do in our lives. There are no end of jobs that need doing including packing, unpacking and then sorting out all the admin. But once the hard work is over, it’s time to reward ourselves.
But can you hold celebration fireworks at your new house? In this handy blog, we explain what the law is and whether you can start your new life with a bang without facing any awkward legal issues.
The law says that you can have fireworks displays anytime except between 11am and 7pm although there are exceptions for events such as Bonfire Night and New Year. But there’s no law that says you’re not allowed to hold a display at your new home. So as long as you follow the rules, you’re free to light up the sky once the unpacking has finished.
But you should also bear in mind that:
- Under 18’s cannot buy ‘adult’ fireworks
- Set off or throw fireworks in the street or in public places
- You can only buy fireworks from licensed sellers at certain times for private use (15th October to 10th November, 26th to 31st December and three days before Diwali and Chinese New Year)
- At other times you can only buy fireworks from licensed shops.
Selling or using fireworks illegally can get you a fine up to £5,000, a prison sentence or at best, an on the spot fine of £90. It might be wise to check your tenancy agreement too to make sure your celebration fireworks don’t upset your landlord.
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