Government to mandate fitting CO alarms

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Fitting carbon monoxide alarms is to become mandatory in social and private rented properties that use gas boilers or fires.

Alarms will also need to be fitted when new appliances such as gas boilers or fires are installed into any home.

Rented Properties

Landlords and housing providers will need to replace or repair smoke or CO alarms once they are told they are faulty or out of date.

Who Pays?

The cost of this will fall to the home owners.

What else do you need to know?

Guidance relating to where alarms are fitted will also be update.

The reforms follow a commitment in the Social Housing White Paper, published last year. The White Paper set out proposals for wide-ranging reforms of the social housing sector which will drive up standards, including giving tenants a clear way to raise concerns and providing the regulator with stronger powers to take enforcement action.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/domestic-smoke-and-carbon-monoxide-alarms

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