Landlords that fail to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will face a civil penalty.


Landlords have a duty of care to their tenants – and with people at least four times more likely to die in a fire in a home where there is no working smoke alarm, this is an important measure to ensure this is met.

From October 2015', anyone renting out their home will need to ensure there is a smoke alarm on every floor of the home at the start of a tenancy.

The announcement of the change in legislation and the funding will greatly help to improve the safety of families and prevent dozens of people from losing their lives to fire each year.

While the cost to landlords is small, it will also go a long way to increasing tenants’ confidence of their landlords and reducing the devastating impact and losses house fires can cause.

A 10-year sealed alarm costing around £15, which is a small price to pay for protection of tenants and property and possessions.

Landlords that fail to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will face a civil penalty.

Here at Ashworth Group we will make sure that we have clear and precise inspections on smoke alarms documented on all our reports. This is one of many reasons why you should choose Ashworth Group for all your Inventory requirements. We are always ensuring that our service is up to speed with all the new regulations.