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Landlords Law Update: The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022

The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022 came into force on 1 October 2022. The regulation have been updated for the social rented and private rented sectors.


Landlords must ensure adequate provision of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.


From the 1st of October 2022, all relevant landlords must:


1. Ensure at least one smoke alarm is equipped on each storey of their homes where there is a room used as living accommodation. This has been a legal requirement in the private rented sector since 2015.


2. Ensure a carbon monoxide alarm is equipped in any room used as living accommodation which contains a fixed combustion appliance (excluding gas cookers).


3. Ensure smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are repaired or replaced once informed and found that they are faulty.


The requirements are enforced by local housing authorities who can impose a fine of up to £5,000 where a landlord fails to comply with a remedial notice.



Additionally, we recommend to read an easy-to-understand Government Guidance:






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