From 1 October 2015, every private rented property needs to be fitted with smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms (if applicable). The requirement is to install at least one smoke alarm on every storey of the rental property on which there is a room used wholly or partly as living accommodation.
Likewise, can I get smoke alarms for free?
Some fire departments offer reduced-price, or even free, smoke alarms. Contact your local fire department’s non-emergency phone number for more information. Smoke alarms are powered by battery or by your home’s electrical system.
Then, how many smoke detectors are required by law?
Required Number of Smoke Alarms
If a hallway adjoins more than one bedroom, a single smoke alarm is sufficient. You’ll also have at least one smoke alarm on each level of the house, and if the house is big, you may need more than that, although no law specifies how many.
How often do landlords have to check smoke alarms?
Your smoke detectors should be regularly checked. At NSI, we suggest that you have them professionally checked yearly. In fact, did you know smoke detectors have a “replace by” date and 85% are unknowingly out of date? Ensuring that your smoke alarms are carefully and properly maintained could save lives.
The regulations require landlords to install carbon monoxide alarms in any rooms used as living accommodation where solid fuel is used. … It is a landlord’s responsibility to ensure that carbon monoxide alarms are installed on the first day of the tenancy, even if the tenant isn’t moving in on this day.
Though it is not illegal to be without a fire alarm in your home, it could affect your home insurance. … Therefore, whether you’re letting, working, renting or a homeowner, it is advisable to always have a working fire alarm fitted in your premises.