Just a reminder under the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022 all landlords of private and social housing must ensure a smoke alarm is fitted on every floor of their property. Landlords are responsible for repairing and replacing faulty alarms throughout a tenancy contract. Landlords should begin to install and repair existing alarms now to avoid being fined and breaching the rules. Breaching these regulations can be a penalty fine of up to £5,000.
Regulations also state that all rented properties in England must provide a carbon monoxide alarm in rooms where there is any type of fixed combustion application, such as boilers starting from 1st October 2022. Tenants are responsible for reporting faulty alarms.
Find out more on the government website: Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022: guidance for landlords and tenants – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)