The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (England) Regulations 2015 require all private sector landlords in England to have:
- at least one smoke alarm installed on every floor of their rental property which is used as living accommodation
- a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm in any room used as living accommodation where solid fuel is used (e.g. rooms containing an open fire or a wood burning stove)
Private landlords must make sure that the alarms are in working order at the start of each new tenancy (not a renewal of a previous tenancy agreement).
Landlords will be subject to fines of up to £5,000 if they fail to comply with a remedial notice from their local authority.
Visit Guidance for landlords and tenants for more information on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
Last updated: Thu 31st March, 2016 @ 14:52