From 1st October, the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022 comes into force.
These new regulations amend the 2015 Regulations known as the ‘Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015.’
These amendments will extend the definition of ‘relevant landlord’ to include providers of social housing.
Also, relevant landlords of specified tenancies will be required, when the premises is occupied, to ensure that a smoke alarm is equipped on every storey where there is a room used as living accommodation and to ensure that a carbon monoxide alarm is equipped in any room which contains a fixed combustion appliance (except for gas cookers.)
There will be a new requirement that when a tenant reports any of the alarms to be faulty and if the alarm is found not to be in proper working order, the alarm must be repaired or replaced and the landlord must carry out the requirements as soon as reasonably practicable.
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