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Information for tenants and landlords

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The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 came into force in October 2015.

Private sector landlords are required to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their properties and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance (eg a coal fire, wood burning stove). Landlords must make sure the alarms are in working order at the start of each new tenancy.

Local authorities can impose a fine of up to £5,000 where a landlord fails to comply with a remedial notice.

A booklet providing information about the requirements and who they apply to is available.

Gas safe

In April 2009, the Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the scheme under which anyone carrying out domestic and commercial gas work must be registered in Great Britain and the Isle of Man.

APPCOG inquiry report

The All Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) released a report, Carbon Monoxide: From Awareness to Action, in 2015.

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