Landlords! do you know?
From 1st October 2022, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will be compulsory.
The new regulations are that all rented properties in England must provide a carbon monoxide alarm in rooms where there is any type of fixed combustion application, including gas boilers, from 1st October 2022.
All landlords of private and social housing must ensure a smoke alarm is fitted on every floor of their property where there is a room being used as living accommodation. (Under the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Amendment Regulations 2022 )
It is likely that landlords already meet requirements of the amended regulations. We would urge any landlord who is unsure to check as soon as possible. Breaching the rules and the potential of costly fines.
From 1st October 2022, when a tenant reports that an alarm is not in properly working order, the landlord must repair or replace the alarm as soon as reasonably practical.
If you are unsure if you need to comply and would like to discuss your property, please contact your local Noble Living branch.