New information for landlords: Changes to the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

There is a change occurring and whilst most landlords already comply with it, there will soon be new regulations around the provision of carbon monoxide alarms within your rented properties.

Landlords must ensure that a carbon monoxide alarm is installed in any room of their properties where there is a fixed combustion appliance, including a gas boiler.

In full, the new rules for private landlords are that:

  • carbon monoxide alarms will be mandatory in rooms with a fixed combustion appliance (excluding gas cookers) in all rented properties
  • carbon monoxide alarms will also be mandatory upon installation of any heating appliance (excluding gas cookers)
  • landlords will be expected to repair or replace alarms once informed that they are faulty.

Tenants will remain responsible to check the alarms throughout their tenancy and we would recommend landlord checking these on their regular inspections.

It is important we keep landlords up to date with the relevant regulations in order to ensure tenants are safe and that landlords aren’t at risk of breaking rules. The carbon monoxide regulations are crucial, and the use of these alarms can save lives.

You can find full information on landlords' requirements here.

If you’d like to discuss improving your rental property, our knowledgeable Lettings team can help – please call 0113 264 2642 or email lettings@emsleysestateagents.co.uk.

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Helen Jolly

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Helen Jolly

Director (Lettings)

With a BSc in Estate Management, Helen has over 20 years’ experience in residential lettings and property management, from individual houses to property portfolios.

She set up Emsleys Estate Agents’ Lettings Service in 2007 and is responsible for assisting aspiring landlords or those with single or multiple properties to rent.

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