This applies to properties in England only.

Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors requirements from 1st October 2015

Introduction

Since the 1st October 2015 legislation require smoke alarms to be installed in rented residential accommodation and carbon monoxide alarms in rooms with a solid fuel burning appliance. The Regulations apply both to houses and flats and also to HMOs; and are included in HMO licences. Failure to comply can lead to a civil penalty being imposed of up to £5,000. These provisions only apply in England; not Wales.

The following page will provide landlords with guidance on how to comply with this legislation and to ensure that their properties are safe for their tenants.

The rest of this guide is exclusive content for people who have registered their details on our website. It provides landlords with a guidance relating toe to their legal requirements relating to –

  • Which properties, and where, are affected by these regulations
  • Which type of alarms are required in different properties and where they should be placed
  • What checks are needed for the alarms
  • The possible penalties for non-compliance, who enforces these penalties, and how this can be appealed against

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