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24 November 2021
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities have released information to indicate that people living in social housing will be made safer in their homes. Under new rules, smoke alarms must be fitted in all rented accommodation, Housing Minister Eddie Hughes MP announced yesterday.
The announcement will mean that housing providers are required by law to install smoke alarms in all social housing while carbon monoxide alarms must be fitted in social and private rented properties with fixed appliances such as gas boilers or fires.
The regulation changes will also require:
- Carbon monoxide alarms are to be fitted when new appliances such as gas boilers or fires are installed in any home.
- Landlords and housing providers in social and private rented sectors repair or replace smoke and carbon monoxide alarms once they are told they are faulty.
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