Landlord's Obligations: Extension To The Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations

Published date07 January 2022
Subject MatterReal Estate and Construction, Landlord & Tenant - Leases
Law FirmRussell-Cooke Solicitors
AuthorMs Lydia Ispahani

The Government has published its response to its consultation on proposed amendments to the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/1693) (the 'Regulations'). The Regulations set out the rules for domestic smoke and carbon monoxide alarm regulations for rented accommodation in England. As a result of the response, it is now expected that the scope of the Regulations will be extended to include public sector landlords and there will be additional requirements which both private and public sector landlords will have to abide by.

The key changes to be aware of are:

  • public landlords must ensure that at least one smoke alarm is installed on each storey of an individual property (this brings them in line with the private rented sector)
  • carbon monoxide alarms must be installed in any room with a fixed combustion appliance (excluding gas cookers) in both private and public rented properties
  • carbon monoxide alarms must be installed in any property when any new fixed combustion appliance (excluding gas cookers) is installed...

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