News: Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations

Posted on: 15 July 2022

News: Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations

Last year the UK Government updated its requirements regarding carbon monoxide alarms in rental properties.

 

In our blog in December, we detailed the key responsibilities for you as a landlord and what the changes will be. At that point the Government hadn’t fixed a date on the legalrequirements, but now this has been set for 1 October 2022.

 

So, here’s a refresh on what you must do as a landlord to remain compliant under the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 by the beginning of October:

 

*Carbon monoxide alarms will be mandatory in rooms where there is a fixed combustion appliance (including a gas boiler).

 

*When a new fixed combustion appliance is installed a carbon monoxide alarm is to be installed in line with the law.

 

*To note, gas cookers are excluded from the above rules.

 

*Smoke alarms must be fitted on each floor of a rental home pre-tenancy, as well as ensuring it is repaired or replaced as soon as a tenant makes you aware it is faulty.

 

*Landlords will be need to legally repair or replace alarms if faulty.

 

Please do get in touch should you like us to organise any works that needs doing – and pleaseremember to make sure the work is done by the 1 October deadline.

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