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Update to the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm regulations for residential landlords

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide

In late 2020, the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government published a consultation seeking views on proposed amendments to the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/1693).

Landlords of residential rented properties in England must comply with the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015.

The aim of the consultation was to require landlords to:

  • Install a carbon monoxide alarm in any room used as living accommodation where a fixed combustion appliance that uses any fuel type is installed (excluding gas cookers).
  • Repair or replace alarms that are reported as faulty during the tenancy.
  • The existing requirement is to ensure that each prescribed alarm is in proper working order on the first day of every new tenancy.

The consultation closed on 11 January 2021.

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