Working alarms save lives, fact. It sounds morbid, but according to Gov.uk, in the event of a fire in a home, occupants are at least four times more likely to die if there’s no working smoke alarm. It is also a legal requirement that all rental properties in England follow the Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Regulations.
These regulations require the landlord to install at least one smoke alarm on every floor of the property where a room is used wholly or partly as living accommodation, and a carbon monoxide alarm must be installed in any room containing a solid fuel-burning appliance such as a wood burner or coal fire.
However, here’s where there’s a grey area: it is the tenants who are responsible for replacing batteries or reporting faults mid-tenancy.
If you’re a landlord using Leaders’ Fully Managed Service, our experienced team of property managers test and maintain smoke and carbon monoxide alarms at each property visit, providing both you and your tenant with additional peace of mind.
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