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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detection

Landlord requirements

Most rented properties will have one or more smoke detectors and alarms, and some (especially newer homes with gas appliances) may also have a carbon monoxide alarm.  Since 1st October 2015, new laws made this compulsory for certain new tenancies from that date, and require alarms to be tested at the commencement of tenancies.

Rooms with solid fuel burning appliances should also now have a Carbon Monoxide detector fitted, and each habitable floor of rented property should have a smoke detector.

Further guidance is available from the Government.

The Council will routinely inspect properties or otherwise be told or become aware of those without the required protection, and will take enforcement action against landlords who do not meet their obligations.  Tenants are required to cooperate with their landlords efforts – it is for their own safety.  

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service have had a supply of alarms for free distribution, and in some cases will deliver or visit and fit.  Call them on 01926 423231 or look online for further information. You may also qualify for a free home fire safety check.

 

Last updated Friday, 20th May 2016

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