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Harvard Heating Services hope to provide a useful resource below to help Landlords meet the requirements of current legislation and to promote good practice.
Gas installations and appliances must be checked for safety by a competent person once a year.
Smoke alarms must be fitted and regularly tested. New regulations came into force on 1st October 2015 and incorporate requirements for carbon monoxide alarms.
Private sector landlords are required from 1 October 2015 to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their properties and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance (e.g. a coal fire, wood burning stove). After that, the landlord must make sure the alarms are in working order at the start of each new tenancy.
The requirements will be enforced by local authorities who can impose a fine of up to £5,000 where a landlord fails to comply with a remedial notice.
Carbon Monoxide alarms must be fitted in rooms containing a solid fuel burning appliance. Gas appliances should be treated in the same way.
By law you must ensure that everyone in your property is protected from the health risks created by Legionella.