New Regulations for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
From 1st October 2022, the Government will be changing the law around smoke and carbon monoxide alarms (for rental properties).
From that date landlords must:
- Ensure at least one smoke alarm is installed on each storey of a house where at least one room is used as living accommodation (this has been a legal requirement in the private rented sector since 2015).
- Ensure a carbon monoxide alarm is equipped in any room used as accommodation which contains a fixed combustion compliance (excluding gas cookers)*.
- Ensure smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are repaired or replaced once informed and found that they are faulty.
*As an extra precaution, at NGU, we install carbon monoxide alarms in kitchens with gas cookers (to ensure a property is as safe as possible for our tenants).
Fines of up to £5,000 for non-compliance may be issued and your insurance may be invalid in the event of a house fire.
Landlord properties we currently manage will be inspected to ensure the new requirements are met.
See below for full guidance:
At NGU it’s our job to make sure YOU and YOUR tenants stay safe.
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- Contact us today by phone or email to move your property to us.
- We’ll contact your letting agent to ensure a seamless tenant transfer, including the deposit, keys and all paperwork.
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- We’ll begin the process of maximising your income and wealth.