Your views wanted by Government


The Government have launched another consultation for Landlords (and tenants) to comment on. This time it is around amending the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations. So, if you have a spare five minutes and want to add your two penneth worth you can do so by following this link

In short, the consultation covers three key amendments to the Regulations which are:

a) Amending the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 to require social landlords to ensure at least one smoke alarm is installed on each storey of the premises on which there is a room used wholly or partly as living accommodation. 

b) Amending the statutory guidance (Approved Document J) supporting Part J of the Building Regulations to require that carbon monoxide alarms are fitted alongside the installation of fixed combustion appliances of any fuel type (excluding gas cookers). 

c) Amending the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 to require private and social landlords to install a carbon monoxide alarm in any room used as living accommodation where a fixed combustion appliance is used (excluding gas cookers). 

The consultation is open until the 11th January 2021 and you can find full information on the website 


Please note the date this article was published as the law may have changed since it was posted. You should always seek independent legal advice if you are intending to rely on any of the contents.


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