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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Smoke Alarms for Rented Properties

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New legislation came into effect from 1st October 2015 that makes it compulsory for all Landlords to fit smoke alarms in rented homes.

The new requirements are as follows:
  • A smoke alarm must be installed on every floor of the property
  • The landlord must ensure the alarms are in proper working order at the start of any new tenancy
  • A carbon monoxide detector must be installed in any room which is used wholly or partly as living accommodation and contains a solid fuel burning combustion appliance

There are potential penalties of up to £5000 if landlords don’t comply.

Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors can be purchased from reputable stores.

The Department for Communities and Local Government have produced an explanatory booklet for landlords regarding The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015.


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