Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022: guidance for landlords and tenants

The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations have been updated for the social rented and private rented sectors.

The government has introduced new requirements on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in the social rented sector and new requirements on carbon monoxide alarms in the private rented sector, which come into force on 1 October 2022.

Previously, it was only necessary to fit a working CO alarm where there is solid fuel heating, e.g., an open fire.  Now, as well as solid fuel heating, a working CO alarm must be fitted where there is a gas appliance, unless its a gas cooker.

Landlords must also act to repair/replace faulty CO and smoke detectors if reported to them.

They have released guidance document to provide advice for landlords and tenants on the regulations, and can be seen here



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