Statement of principles
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations
Under The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015, we are required to publish a Statement of Principles to ensure landlords are aware of the manner in which a civil penalty under these regulations will be calculated.
Statement of Principles
We've determined that the following principles will be followed:
|The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015||£5000 reducing by 25% if paid within 14 days of demand for non-compliance of the remedial notice|
The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 came into force on the 1 October 2015.
The regulations require a “relevant landlord” of a “specified tenancy” of residential premises to ensure that when the premises are occupied under the tenancy:
- A smoke alarm is installed on each storey of the premises on which there is a room used wholly or partly as living accommodation;
- A carbon monoxide alarm is installed in any room which is used wholly or partly as living accommodation and contains a solid fuel burning combustion appliance (e.g. a coal fire, wood burning stove)
The landlord must ensure the alarms are in proper working order at the start of any new tenancy.
If the local authority is satisfied that a landlord has breached the regulations and has failed to comply with a remedial notice then the authority must arrange for remedial action to be taken. The Council can then impose a civil penalty as determined in the table above.
For more information
See GOV.UK - Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for separate general guidance on the requirement of the regulations.