Changes in legislation for Landlords
New legislation will come into force on the 1st October 2015 for Private Landlords in England regarding smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms.

 

Here is a summary of the legislation, passed through Parliament in September 2015:

 

–   Landlords must fit a smoke alarm on every storey

–   Landlords must fit a Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm in every room with a solid fuel burning appliance

–   Alarms must be tested and working on the start of each tenancy

–   Penalties of up to £5,000 for those that flaunt the rule. It is outlined that the relevant Local Authority will enforce

 

It should be noted that:
–   There is no grace period
–   The regulations do not stipulate the type of alarm to be installed however the Q&A booklet states:

‘Landlords   should make an informed decision and choose the best alarms for their properties and tenant’.
–   Although the legislation refers only to solid fuel burning appliances in relation to CO alarms, the Q&A booklet states in relation to gas appliances that:

’we would expect and encourage reputable landlords to ensure that working carbon monoxide alarms are installed in rooms with these gas appliances. 

 

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