All Landlords will be legally obliged to have fitted a carbon monoxide detector for each Gas appliance in their rented properties. This will be checked by every Gas Safe Engineer who carries out a Landlords Gas Safety Inspection.

The measure is expected to take effect from October 2015, and comes with strong support after a consultation on property condition in the private rented sector.

The move will help prevent up to 26 deaths and 670 injuries a year.

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Landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties, under measures announced by Housing Minister Brandon Lewis today (11 March 2015).

England’s 46 fire and rescue authorities are expected to support private landlords in their own areas to meet their new responsibilities with the provision of free alarms, with grant funding from government.

This is part of wider government moves to ensure there are sufficient measures in place to protect public safety, while at the same time avoiding regulation which would push up rents and restrict the supply of homes, limiting choice for tenants.

Landlords Gas Safety Inspection

 

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Are you a landlord? Did you know Landlords must be able to provide their tenants with an up-to-date Landlords gas safety certificate

All landlords have a legal duty under the Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 to maintain all appliances and flues that have been provided for their tenants and to have them checked once a year. You should therefore have a Landlords Gas Safety Certificate issued by a Gas Safe Engineer once every 12 months.

By law, landlords must have all gas appliances serviced regularly, normally once a year by a Gas Safe registered engineer. The Gas Safe registered engineer will provide a Landlords gas safety certificate upon completion of the check.

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