Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

New legislation has come into force for Private Landlords in England regarding smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms.

Here is a summary of the legislation:

-   Landlords must fit a smoke alarm on every floor of their property

-   Landlords must fit a Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm in every room with a solid fuel burning appliance

-   Alarms must be tested and working on the start of each tenancy

The regulations require private rented sector landlords, to cary this out from 1 October 2015 onwards.

The landlord must ensure all alarms are in working order at the start of each new tenancy - after this, tenants become responsible for testing all alarms to make sure they are in working order.  Testing should be carried out once a month.

If tenants find that their alarm(s) are not in working order during the tenancy, they are advised to replace the batteries.  If the alarm itself is found to be faulty after the battery replacement please notify Maher Ross by using FixFlo 

Maher Ross will normally call on the day you obtain the keys with an alarm acknowledgement form for you to sign to record that the required alarms have been tested and that you are satisfied they are in working order at the start of each new tenancy.

For any further information, contact the Maher Ross Property Manager, Paul Brewster, on 01983 563000.