Parliament approve Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 in time for 1 Oct deadline
Last night Parliament approved the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015.
This now means that from 1 October 2015 all landlords in England will be required 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 installed. Sanctions for not doing so include up to a £5,000 civil penalty.
Guidance on the regulations can be found here.
The NLA supported these regulations but criticised the Government for the time taken in passing them and for the resulting confusion it caused the industry.