Darren Clapp, CEO of KPR Software, shares his views on the importance of smoke alarms in properties.
As of the 1 October 2015, the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations 2015, requires private sector landlords to adhere to legislation, a few key points being:
Install at least one smoke alarm on each storey of the premises.
Install a carbon monoxide alarm in any room used as living accommodation where solid fuel is used, e.g. an open fire, log burner, etc.
The landlord must make sure the alarms are in working order at the start of each new tenancy.
Our Inventory Clerks at Shuffle Residential test all Smoke and CO2 Alarms at the beginning of each tenancy as standard and at no extra cost.
We advise the landlord or managing agent responsible, which is recorded within our condition of check-in reports.