New carbon monoxide (CO) detector regulations from October 2022

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New carbon monoxide (CO) detector regulations from October 2022

As of October 1st 2022, there are new regulations in place for landlords regarding carbon monoxide (CO) detectors.

As part of the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022, all landlords must now ensure that there is a working carbon monoxide detector/alarm in every room that is intended as a living space and has a fixed combustion appliance (e.g. a boiler, water heater or log burner). The only fixed combustion appliances that are excluded from these regulations are gas cookers.

The regulations also stipulate that there should be at least one smoke alarm on each floor/storey of the property where a room is used as a living space. This rule is unchanged from the previous 2015 regulations.

Landlords are also obliged to repair or replace smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors if they’re informed that they’re no longer working

Any landlords who fail to comply with these regulations could face a fine of up-to £5000, issued by their local authority.

The rules do not specify the type of alarms/detectors that should be installed, or where exactly they should be installed. Instead, landlords should consult the product instructions, or seek advice from any expert they employ to install them.

You can find out more about the regulations on the government website: Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022: guidance for landlords and tenants

Can Housekeep install & repair carbon monoxide (CO) detectors/alarms?

We sure can. We’ve got qualified & vetted electricians on hand to help with any carbon monoxide detector installation or repair jobs.

You can get a quote for the job & book instantly here: Carbon monoxide detector installation & repairs

Once you’ve booked online, we’ll match you with a tried & trusted tradie who can get the job done.

We can also help to repair or install smoke alarms at the same time. Just let us know when you book & we’ll make sure that your electrician takes care of everything all at once. 

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