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Update - Private rented accommodation

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New rules coming in in October for smoke alarms and CO2 monitors for private rented accommodation.

Residential tenancies

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm draft regulations 

  • The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 have been published in draft and, subject to Parliamentary approval, are expected to come into force on 1 October 2015. Residential landlords in the private rented sector in England must ensure that:
  • A smoke alarm is installed on each storey of premises that are wholly or partly used as living accommodation.
  • A carbon monoxide alarm is installed in any room that is used wholly or partly as living accommodation and contains a solid fuel burning combustion appliance.
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are in proper working order at the start of any new tenancy.

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