New Legislation - Smoke Alarms And Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Date Published 07 September 2015

Dear Landlords

The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 were laid in draft in March 2015 and are currently awaiting Parliamentary approval. If they are approved, private sector landlords will be required from 1 October 2015 to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their properties and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance (e.g. a coal fire, wood burning stove). After that, the landlord must make sure the alarms are in working order at the start of each new tenancy.

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