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The Government has recently announced a further review into the requirements for carbon monoxide alarms in home across England. The review will address whether alarms should be required for all methods of heating, including gas and oil. As the regulations currently stand, landlords are required to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey that is used wholly or partly as living accommodation. A carbon monoxide alarm must also be installed in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance.
Andrew Luxton MRICS FARLA, Partner in charge of Stags residential lettings department reports on the importance of the Government listening to expertise within the industry and the need for sensible regulations with practical lead time for installation.
“The Government’s push to improve the standard of accommodation within the private rented sector will be welcomed by all and they should not overlook the valuable contribution that private landlords make to provide accommodation, which is now greater than the social sector.”
If you require advice on any aspect of compliance or regulation concerning the letting of your property, do not hesitate to contact a member of our dedicated lettings teams throughout the region.