The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (England)

Regulations 2015


The Regulations came into force on 1st October 2015.


The regulations apply to properties in England and are intended to reduce the risk of injury or death caused by smoke or carbon monoxide in the private rented sector.

The Building Regulations 2010 require all new-build properties (built on or after 1st June 1992) to have hard wired smoke alarms installed on at least each storey of the property and the installation of a carbon monoxide alarm in all properties when a solid fuel heating system is first installed. However, there has been no legislation in place requiring the installation of smoke alarms on every storey, or older non licensed properties, or any requirement where the system was installed before 1st October 2010.

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