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 requires landlords of all privately-rented properties to make sure they:
- Have a minimum of one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their rental property/properties which is used as living accommodation.
- Have a minimum of one carbon monoxide alarm installed in any room where a solid fuel appliance is used
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.
- Environment, Health and Consumer Protection
- 03000 261 016
Our address is:
- Durham County Council
- Environment, Health and Consumer Protect
- PO Box 617
- County Durham
- United Kingdom
- DH1 9HZ