Legislation which came into force on 1st October 2015 – The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 – imposed a duty on all landlords to provide a minimum of one smoke detection device on each level of the rented property.
Carbon Monoxide alarms are required to be fitted in each room which has a solid fuel heating device.
It is the landlord’s (or his/her agent) duty to test the alarms at the start of the tenancy. However, it is the tenants’ duty to test and maintain the alarms during the tenancy (including statutory periodic tenancies).
All Purple Hat managed properties were checked, tested and fitted with new devices where needed it is now up to our tenants to test them every month. The new smoke alarms have a 10 year battery life, many of the properties were fitted with mains supplied devices so it is unlikely you will need to change any batteries until about 2025. The CO2 alarms have 3 x AA batteries which last at least a year probably a lot more.
We know remembering to check these devices is a challenge, so either set yourself a repeating calendar alarm or sign up on the form below and we’ll send you a reminder email on the 5th of every month.
Remind Me To Test My Smoke and CO2 Alarms
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