Working alarms save lives – Occupants are four times more likely to die in the event of a fire if there is no working smoke alarms in their house.
The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 came into force on 1st October 2015 requiring private sector landlords to:
- install at least one smoke alarm on every storey of their property ( a mezzanine floor is not considered a storey).
- Install a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance (e.g. coal fire, wood burning stove).
- check that these alarms are in working order on the day a new tenancy begins.
- Registered Social Landlords
- Houses in Multiple Occupation
- Hostels and Refuges
- Long Lease Properties (7+years)
- Student halls of residents
- Care homes
- Hospitals, Hospices and other healthcare accommodation