Smoke, Heat & CO2 Alarms for Domestic Properties

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Smoke, Heat & CO2 (mains fed) Alarm Installation

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Installing Mains operated smoke, heat & CO2 alarms for landlords & home owners

Private sector landlords are 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.

The requirements will be enforced by local authorities who can impose a fine of up to £5,000 where a landlord fails to comply with a remedial notice.

1. What do the regulations require?

The regulations require private rented sector landlords, from 1 October 2015, to have:

• at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their rental property which is used as living accommodation, and

• a carbon monoxide alarm in any room used as living accommodation where solid fuel is used.

After that, the landlord must make sure the alarms are in working order at the start of each new tenancy.

 

Is there a ‘grace’ period for landlords?

No. Landlords are expected to be compliant from 1 October 2015. There will be no grace period after this date to install the required alarms.

We can provide you with a quote for any required installation, no matter how big or small, and will provide you with all the required certification to ensure that you comply with the new legislation.