Landlord Law

4.3.6.2 Carbon monoxide alarms

4. Property management
4.3 Tenancy manaagement
4.3.6 Services
4.3.6.2 Carbon monoxide alarms
Carbon monoxide detectors should be provided in all properties where a gas or solid fuel appliance is present.

Detectors must comply with current British Standards and be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. The fitting of carbon monoxide detectors is mandatory when a new solid fuel burning appliance is installed.

A private member’s Bill, The Household Safety (Carbon Monoxide) Bill, which would make it a legal requirement to install a functioning carbon monoxide detector in every rental property has been introduced by Tory MP Andrew Bingham and is backed by the Government.

The requirement would also extend to all new-build properties.