BREAKING – The Smoke and CO Alarm (England) Regulations have now been approved.
Parliament has last night (14 September 2015) approved the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 giving around two weeks for landlords to comply in time for 1st Oct deadline.
As from 1st October 2015 all landlords in England will be required to install smoke alarms on every floor of their property, and test them at the start of every tenancy.
Landlords also need to install carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in high risk rooms – such as those where a solid fuel heating system is installed. Landlords will be subject to fines of up to £5,000 for non-compliance.
You can find guidance on the regulations here
The National Landlords’ Association (NLA) supported these new regulations but criticised the Government for the time taken in passing the regulations now giving only 2 weeks to comply and causing confusion within the industry. See the story here
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