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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Smoke and Co alarm regulation motion

The Lords failed to agree the motion for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 yesterday, describing it as 'poorly worded'.

The proposed introduction on October 1st will therefore need to be delayed or will end up as some kind of last minute farce.

Landlords need to be aware that if the motion is eventually passed then failing to install at least one smoke alarm on every storey of a rental property could leave them liable to a £5,000.

Our advice, get one installed regardless.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have already fully complied with both devices, as I have very good tenants and I don't wish anything nasty to happen to them. That goes for battery changing as well. I firmly believe that this should be made compulsory, for after all, we are not only protecting life, we protect our property as well. That applies to our own homes as well.