Do Rental Properties Require a Carbon Monoxide Detector?

5th May 2022
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In 2022 the rules regarding carbon monoxide alarms are changing. The government have recently
passed new legislation on CO alarms, meaning that all rental properties with fixed appliances such as
gas boilers or fires will require one to be fitted.
The new regulations will also mean that carbon monoxide alarms must be fitted if any new
appliances such as gas boilers or fires are installed in any home.
Any landlords or agents acting on their behalf must repair or replace smoke and carbon monoxide
alarms once they are notified that they are faulty. Regular testing of the alarms however, will be the
residents’ responsibility.
The reforms follow a three month consultation and changes will be brought forward through the
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 and the statutory guidance
(Approved Document J) supporting Part J of the Building Regulations.


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