Smoke Alarms - New Requirements for Landlords
The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 have been approved by Parliament and will come into force as planned on 1 October 2015
IMPORTANT - from 1st October 2015 the law in England requires private landlords to install smoke alarms on every floor of their property, and test them at the start of every tenancy as well as installing carbon monoxide alarms in rooms with a solid fuel appliance. This is applicable across all property types so please take note of this. This is a minimum requirement and depending on the property type more extensive provision may be necessary. You can read our guide to Carbon Monoxide and Smoke detectors requirements from October 2015 here.