26 Jun

Landlords warned over new alarm requirements

Landlords warned over new alarm requirements

Landlords must ensure they met new carbon monoxide alarm requirements in rental properties otherwise they could face significant fins.

The government is expected to confirm the introduction of new laws that will require all rental homes to have at least one carbon monoxide alarm fitted, otherwise landlords could have to pay a fine of up to £5,000.

According to measures debated in March, the rules would require an appropriate alarm to be fitted in rooms deemed as high risk because they have a gas or solid fuel appliance in situ.

Landlords will also have to install smoke alarms on all floors of properties to help increase tenant safety.

Perry Bishop & Leaders' technical and compliance director Carole Charge told the Gloucestershire Echo: "The overriding responsibility of a landlord has always been to provide a safe environment for their tenant, and the new measures will help to ensure this remains the case. I would advise all landlords to have carbon monoxide and smoke alarms fitted in advance of the new legislation coming into effect, which is likely to be in October."

According to statistics, around 40 people die each year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801792790-ADNFCR

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