Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations passed

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations will now become law on 1 October 2015

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations will now become law on 1 October 2015 meaning that all properties in England - whether existing tenancies or new tenancies - will need to comply with the regulations by Thursday 1 October 2015.

If local authorities are notified that a property is not compliant, the landlord will be issued with a remedial notice which will allow them 28 days to comply.  

The regulations - which were rejected by the House of Lords last week - were debated in a session in the House of Lords on Monday 14 September and approved in a delegated legislation committee, resulting in enforcement in England from 1 October.

While supporting the principle that all tenants should benefit from working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms ARLA has worked with members of both Houses to campaign for a practical lead-in schedule for the regulations.   

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Source: ARLA

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