Smoke Alarms – Southampton
Legal Requirements for Rental Properties in the UK
By law from the 1st of October 2015 landlords are required to ensure smoke detectors are fitted within their rental properties.
The regulations state that smoke detectors/alarms are to be installed on every level of the property with a battery operated alarm if your property was built prior than June 1992.
Smoke Detectors & Carbon Monoxide Alarms
All properties built since June 1992 must have interlinked mains-connected smoke detectors/alarms on each floor of the property. This type of installation would require a professional install from a qualified electrician as it needs to be wired back to the properties consumer unit/fuse box.
For each new tenancy beginning on or after 1 October 2015, landlords must check that the all alarms fitted within the property are in good working order on the first day of the tenancy. The regulations are there to ensure the safety of private sector tenants.
Smoke alarms must be checked regularly to ensure that they are in full working order.
If the local authority has reasonable grounds to believe the landlord has not adhered to the regulations a notice will be issued, which could lead to a civil penalty fine of up to £5,000
More detailed advice for landlords on current legislation and regulations then visit the government website which can be found here: www.gov.uk/smoke-and-carbon-monoxide-alarms
How to Book An Installation
If your a landlord and need to book an installation for Smoke detectors or Carbon Monoxide Alarms or both, So your rental property is compliant with current legislation then get in contact with us. We can advise you whether you need mains-linked or battery opperated alarms within your property and will be happy to help with this.
Call us on: 023 8077 6525 for your free no obligation quotation today alternatively email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and book an installation.