Are the CO Detectors and Smoke Alarms in your property functioning?

Housing Minister, Brandon Lewis, recently announced new measures to protect tenants.

housing developmentRegulations for landlords in England will soon be brought into line with Building Regulations for new builds in the UK and will be required to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties.

Landlords will be required to install smoke alarms on every floor of the property and test them at the start of every tenancy.

Carbon monoxide alarms will be required in rooms perceived as high risk, such as those where solid fuel heating systems are installed.

It is expected that the new laws will come into effect from 10th October 2015.  Sheldon Bosley has a programme in place to check properties we manage but we are happy to advise you further.

For more information and advice on letting or managing a property, please contact Sue Maaz FARLA in our  Shipston-on-Stour office orMichael Scott FARLA in our Stratford-upon-Avon office.