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​​​​New Legislation - Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms

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Landlords in the UK are now required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties as of 1st October 2015.

The changes to the law now require landlords to install smoke alarms on every floor of their property, and test them at the start of every tenancy. Landlords also need to install carbon monoxide alarms in high risk rooms such as those where a solid fuel heating system is ins​talled.

Those who fail to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will face sanctions and could face up to a £5,000 civil penalty. This bring's private rented properties into line with existing building regulations that already require newly built homes to have hard wired smoke alarms installed.

There is an obligation on tenants, to maintain and test the alarms and to report any faults.​

The new legislation document can be viewed here.​ 

Your Options - No Existing Alarms:

-Battery only alarms. Stand alone (9 Volt & 10 year Lithium battery options)

-Battery only alarms with wireless interconnection. If one alarm go's off, they all go off. (9 Volt & 10 year Lithium battery options)

-Mains powered with wireless interconnection. If one alarm go's off, they all go off. 

-Mains powered with hard-wired interconnection. If one alarm go's off, they all go off. 

Existing Alarms:

-Smoke detectors have a life of 10 years.

-Carbon Monoxide alarms have a life of 7 years. 

If you would like a quotation for the installation of detectors at your property please click here.