Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations
This page provides guidance to landlords of private-rented properties following the introduction of the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations 2015.
The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 came into force on 1 October 2015.
The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022 came into force on 1 October 2022. From that date, all relevant landlords must:
- 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.
- Ensure a carbon monoxide alarm is equipped in any room used as living accommodation which contains a fixed combustion appliance (excluding gas cookers).
- Ensure smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are repaired or replaced once informed and found that they are faulty.
Landlords found to be in breach of their duties will receive a notice requiring works to be carried out within 28 days. Failure to carry out these works will result in a fixed penalty charge notice, a fine and associated costs.
Tenants who have any concerns about fire safety or risks from potential carbon monoxide poisoning are encouraged to contact us.
- Community Protection
- 03000 261 016
Our address is:
- Durham County Council
- Environment, Health and Consumer Protect
- PO Box 617
- County Durham
- United Kingdom
- DH1 9HZ