Private landlord advice
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
From 1st October 2015 new Regulations require landlords in the private rented sector to ensure that a smoke alarm is equipped on every storey of their rented dwelling when occupied under a tenancy, and that a carbon monoxide alarm is equipped in any room which contains a solid fuel burning combustion appliance. They also require landlords to ensure that such alarms are in proper working order at the start of a new tenancy.
A Question and Answer booklet for landlords and tenants is available from the Government.
Landlords who do not comply with the requirements are liable to a fixed penalty fine. The Council has issued a statement of principles with regard to setting penalties.
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