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All rental properties should have carbon monoxide alarms, Energy UK says

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Energy UK is rallying the government to extend current legislation so that all rental properties be fitted with a carbon monoxide alarm.

Carbon monoxide alarm

At present, only properties with a ‘solid fuel appliance’ must be fitted with a carbon monoxide alarm, and this is arranged by the landlord or letting agent. But in properties without solid fuel appliances, it is not required by law for landlords or letting agents to install carbon monoxide alarms.

In Scotland, landlords are required by law to install carbon monoxide alarms in all rental properties, but this is not yet the case in England.

Now the trade association Energy UK’s national campaign Carbon Monoxide – Be Alarmed, which aims to reduce the number of carbon monoxide-related deaths, is warning that private renters are still at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Head of Policy for the National Landlords Association, Chris Norris, said: “Although the risk is small, CO detectors are not expensive and require very little maintenance, which is why the NLA recommends landlords install an alarm in every property with solid fuel, oil, or gas installations. It is best practice and may save a life.

The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 states that a carbon monoxide alarm should be used in every room where solid fuel is used, while smoke alarms must be installed on every storey of the property where tenants are living.

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