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Landlords unaware of new carbon monoxide law

Do you have landlords in your customer base? Are you a landlord yourself? Did you know that from October 1st landlords must have working carbon monoxide detectors fitted in any room with a solid fuel burning combustion appliances.


Despite this new legislation, research from British Gas and Shelter has highlighted that 59% of landlords were unaware of these changes, which also includes a requirement for landlords to have working smoke alarms fitted on each floor in homes that they let.


The new requirements will be enforced by local authorities and landlords who fail to comply with a remedial notice could be fined up to £5,000.


Why install carbon monoxide detectors?

Exposure to carbon monoxide gas can be fatal and the main sources are faulty gas boilers or heaters. Landlords are already required to ensure that their rented properties receive an annual gas safety check and certificate.


Government estimates that the new legislation requiring a carbon monoxide alarm to be fitted will result in 6-9 fewer fatalities and 306-460 fewer injuries over 10 years. In addition, the inclusion of smoke alarms will prevent up to 231 deaths and 5,860 injuries over 10 years.


Helping landlords keep tenants safe

We offer a range of gas safety awareness courses for landlords, building managers and the staff tasked with checking appliance safety, covering both private and social housing properties. For more information, click on the links below.


Gas safety awareness in social housing

Gas safety management in social housing

Gas safety awareness in residential premises

Gas safety management in residential premises



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