The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 came into force on 1 October 2015.
Remember working alarms save lives – in the event of a fire in your home you are at least four times more likely to die if there is no working smoke alarm.
Private sector landlords must 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.
The requirements will be enforced by local authorities who can impose a fine of up to £5,000 where a landlord fails to comply.
Tenants – make sure your landlords know this, as they might not be aware and share with friends in rented accommodation.
Landlords – call us on 01273 791237 if you need smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors installed at your property.
You can read more about the regulations in this leaflet on the government website.