We would like to bring to your attention a change in the law concerning The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 which came into force on 1st October 2015.
The Regulations lay a responsibility on private landlords of rented dwellings to ensure that working alarms are provided and maintained. Specifically under Regulation 4, the landlord must ensure that when the premises are occupied under a tenancy that:
- A smoke alarm is equipped on each storey of the premises on which there is a room used wholly or partly as living accommodation.
- A carbon monoxide alarm is equipped in any room of the premises which is used wholly or partly as living accommodation and contains a solid fuel burning combustion appliance.
- Checks are made by or on behalf of the landlord to ensure that each prescribed alarm is in proper working order on the day the tenancy begins if it is a new tenancy.
Please also be aware that there are potential penalties of up to £5,000.00 for non-compliance of these regulations.
If you require any further information concerning this legislation, please visit www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2015/9780111133439/contents
If you wish for us to instruct one of our contractors to arrange this then please contact us as soon as possible.