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Smoke Alarm

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Smoke Alarm

Effective today, the law demands landlords providing rented accommodation must ensure all floors are should be fitted with smoke alarms, Similarly any room with a sold fuel stove/heater should be fitted with with a Carbon Monoxide alarm.
Under duty of care the Landlord should ensure those alarms are regularly checked and shown to be in working order, preferably documented.
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Re: Smoke Alarm

i'm assuming this is a new english, as this has been the case in scotland for quite some time.
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Re: Smoke Alarm

I think they are just formulating in Law existing Health and Safety regulations. We've had them in our holiday homes for a while based on advice from the rental agency. Ideally the alarms should be mains powered with battery back up and also linked to other smoke alarms in the building. If one goes off it is supposed to trigger the other alarms. We were advised to check the devices just prior to the start of each rental.
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Re: Smoke Alarm

yeah co and smoke alarms in rentals have regular inspection, but the rules are different depending on what type of landlord you are until this new law /
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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Re: Smoke Alarm

A simple and effective installation that could save a life Smiley