In order to comply with the law, landlords must ensure that any rooms with fixed combustion appliances, in residential properties, are fitted with carbon monoxide detectors. This includes gas and oil-fired boilers but excludes gas cookers.
These devices detect the presence of carbon monoxide in the air and sound an alarm if there is a risk of poisoning. They are designed to alert people to the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning before it becomes too late.
This means that the majority of rental properties will require a Carbon Monoxide detector unless, of course, they have no gas.
Landlords will also now have a legal duty to ensure they repair or replace any detector that a tenants reports as faulty.
Those Landlords that do not comply with the legislation can be subject to a local authority penalty charge of up to £5000.00.
For all of our Full Management landlords, please do not worry as we already have you covered. We have been installing Carbon Monoxide detectors in your properties over the last month.