The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

5th October 2015

The new regulations for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in residential properties aims to save more than 20 lives every year which is great news! Here's what you need to know about the changes in legislation:

1. From October 1st 2015 all residential tenancies must be fitted with one smoke alarm per floor, and one carbon monoxide alarm for every solid fuel bruning appliance.

2. It is the landlords responsibility to ensure that alarms are installed, tested and in working order on the day their tenancy starts, not before or after.

3. Failure to adhere to the new legislation can result in a fine of up to £5000.00, although councils are required to provide 28 days notice to the landlord to rectify any breach before doing so.

 

If you have a tenancy that started after the 1st of October 2015 or are preparing your property for a let in the future, we are more than happy to offer further clarification and discuss the steps we have taken to ensure our clients and tenants are protected.

There have also been changes to the Section 21 notice legislation which may effect a landlords ability to end a tenancy, for more information please contact us on 0208 396 6717 or email lettings@newtonhuxley.co.uk, otherwise keep a look out for next feature.

 

If you are looking to let you property in Molesey or the surrounding areas and would like to know more about our flexible service levels, please contact Len Taylor on 0208 396 6717 or email len@newtonhuxley.co.uk.

 

Latest

Did you know that when you rent out all or part of your home a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) charge may apply when you sell the property? Currently, HMRC exclude the last 18 months of your ownership – even…
If you're thinking about buying a new home, you'll need to budget for more than just the deposit. It's a stressful time, saving! You work hard to put away savings each month and feel li…
In July the Government confirmed its plans to change the way that Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is calculated for properties that are part or fully let.
Buying and selling a home can be a stressful process, so it's important you are aware of the pitfalls that can cause a sale (or rental) to fall though. If you address these early in the process y…
If you are a landlord or have a portfolio of properties, you can claim ‘wholly incurred’ expenses against your property income. Expenses must follow the standard HMRC guidance and the expenses must be…