Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations
The government is bringing new Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations into force from the 1st October 2022… Here’s what you need to know!
From 1st October 2022, all landlords must abide by these three rules:
- Landlords must ensure at least one smoke alarm is equipped on each storey of their homes where there is a room used as living accommodation.
- A carbon monoxide alarm must also be equipped in any room used as living accommodation which contains a fixed combustion appliance (Regulation now includes Gas boilers and fires)
- All smoke and carbon monoxide alarms must be replaced or repaired once they are found faulty. These requirements are enforced by local authorities and if a landlord fails to comply, they could face a fine of up to £5,000.
As a leading letting agent across the North, we ensure that all of our managed properties are compliant with the latest government regulations. With over 125 articles of legislation for landlords, we understand how difficult this can be to keep up with. Allow us to manage all of this for you, we will make contact with landlords and tenants to ask that there are adequate alarms installed and they haven’t been removed during the tenancy. As a managing agent, we will also arrange inspections to attend to check and record then report back to you.
Click this link for further information surrounding this subject: Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022: guidance for landlords and tenants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)