Government have confirmed they will make regulations requiring Carbon Monoxide alarms in rooms containing gas appliances (excluding gas cookers) and will also extend the requirement to social housing.
Commenting, Isobel Thomson, safeagent Chief Executive said:
“We welcome the changes, both in the interests of tenant safety and to ensure a consistent application of the same rules for social housing. To prepare for the new legislation, it would be good practice for agents and landlords to start installing CO alarms in all rooms containing gas appliances on change of tenancy, and record where this has been done.”
Changes to the regulations will be as soon as parliamentary time allows. safeagent recommends that agents begin to update their systems and procedures to encapsulate this new requirement.