The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022 will come into force on 1 October 2022. From that date, all relevant landlords MUST:

1. Ensure at least one smoke alarm is equipped on each storey of their homes where there is a room used as living accommodation. This has been a legal requirement in the private rented sector since 2015.

2. Ensure a carbon monoxide alarm is equipped in any room used as living accommodation which contains a fixed combustion appliance (excluding gas cookers).

What can we do for landlords?

We offer all of our usual services for landlords, from health checks to full installations and smart home technology. We're also able to ensure your home meets all government electrical safety standards (outlined below).

10 things you need to know as a Landlord

In 2020 the Uk Government outlined some regulations that Landlords of privately rented accommodation MUST adhere to. They are:

  1. Ensure national standards for electrical safety are met. These are set out in the 18th edition of the ‘Wiring Regulations’, which are published as British Standard 7671.
  2. Ensure the electrical installations in their rented properties are inspected and tested by a qualified and competent person at an interval of at least every 5 years.
  3. Obtain a report from the person conducting the inspection and test which gives the results and sets a date for the next inspection and test.
  4. Supply a copy of this report to the existing tenant within 28 days of the inspection and test.
  5. Supply a copy of this report to a new tenant before they occupy the premises.
  6. Supply a copy of this report to any prospective tenant within 28 days of receiving a request for the report.
  7. Supply the local authority with a copy of this report within 7 days of receiving a request for a copy.
  8. Retain a copy of the report to give to the inspector and tester who will undertake the next inspection and test.
  9. Where the report shows that remedial or further investigative work is necessary, complete this work within 28 days or any shorter period if specified as necessary in the report.
  10. Supply written confirmation of the completion of the remedial works from the electrician to the tenant and the local authority within 28 days of completion of the works.

Click here to read the full regulations and requirements.