Renting out your property can be a minefield if you don’t have the knowledge of the requirements you need to know. Please follow the link from the ECA http://www.elecsa.co.uk/Documents/Public-Documents/Bldg-and-Property-Mngt/Landlords-Guide-to-Electrical-Safety-May-2011_01.aspx
New rules on fire safety for landlords
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms legally required in all properties
The Government has announced that, as of October 2015, it will be mandatory for landlords to install working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in their properties in a bid to raise safety and reduce the number of deaths from CO incidents in the rental sector.
The move is expected to prevent some 26 fatalities and 670 injuries per year and is part of wider Government actions being undertaken to ensure there are sufficient measures in place to protect public safety.
The proposed changes to the law would require landlords to install smoke alarms on every floor of their property, and test them at the start of every tenancy. Landlords would also need to install carbon monoxide alarms in high risk rooms — such as those where a solid fuel heating system is installed. Failure to comply could see landlords face up to a £5,000 civil penalty.
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