Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022 are now law

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Update from Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)

Following approval by the House of Commons and the House of Lords, as of Monday 27 June, the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022 are now law.


The regulations will come into force on Saturday 1 October and landlords must be compliant with the requirements set out in the Regulations from that date.


The new regulations mean that:

  • Registered providers of social housing must ensure at least one smoke alarm is provided 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.
  • All landlords must ensure a carbon monoxide alarm is provided in any room used as living accommodation which contains a fixed combustion appliance (excluding gas cookers).
  • All landlords will be legally obligated to ensure smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are repaired or replaced once they are informed and the alarms are found to be faulty.

The regulations are in place to ensure private and social tenants are safe in their homes.


DLUHC has published guidance booklets to further support councils in preparing for the changes. The explanatory booklets are not an authoritative interpretation of the law but intended as a general guide to help landlords understand and comply with the Regulations and help local housing authorities prepare to effectively enforce them.


The amended regulations will apply to new and existing tenancies and landlords are to be compliant by Saturday 1 October 2022.


All landlords (whether social or private) have time to make any necessary installations between when the amendment regulations became law on Monday 27 June 2022 and when they come into force on Saturday 1 October 2022.


Click here for the updated guidance


Also did you know that you can sign up for property alerts with Land Registry?


As you are the owner of a rental property - correspondence sent to you by the Land Registry, for example, if someone is trying to sell or mortgage the property, will by default be sent to the property address rather than to your address.


This means that you may be wholly unaware that your rental property is being sold by fraudsters.


Your property will be registered if you bought it or mortgaged it since 1998 - check the register if you’re unsure.


The Land Registry information page on protecting your land and property from fraud can be found here

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