Additional Advice for Tenants

Below is some additional advice on smoke and heat alarms for tenants.

  • If you are a tenant, your landlord (unless they are excluded) must ensure that at least one smoke alarm is provided on each level of your home, where there is a room used as living accommodation.
  • This is part of their responsibilities under the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations which came into force on 1 Oct 2022.
  • Your landlord must also ensure a carbon monoxide alarm is equipped in any room used as living accommodation which contains a fixed combustion appliance (excluding gas cookers).
  • They must also ensure smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are repaired or replaced once informed and found that they are faulty.
  • If you are a tenant whose home is not compliant with the regulations, contact your landlord in the first instance and ask them to fit the equipment. If the landlord will not assist, report the problem promptly to your Local Authority.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (