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Private landlords

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

2. Landlords' responsibilities

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

Landlords are required to provide smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in rented properties.

By law, you must:

  • Install a smoke alarm on each floor
  • Install a carbon monoxide alarm in any room which contains a solid fuel appliance
  • Ensure that all alarms are working correctly at the start of a new tenancy

For information regarding the issue of civil penalty charges to landlords who do not comply with the above, please read our Statement of Principles.

Disrepair and Dampness

For a list of your responsibilities in these areas, please visit our Disrepair and Damp pages.


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