Oyster Properties are proud to give away FREE Smoke Alarm's simply because we care about protecting your home.
New Laws and Regulations regarding Fire Safety
From 1st October 2015 new regulations came into force requiring landlords to ensure the fire safety of their tenants as well as offer protection against carbon monoxide poisoning.
The new safety laws make it compulsory for all landlords to:
- Fit at least one smoke alarm on each floor of their premises
- Fit a carbon monoxide alarm in rooms containing a solid fuel appliance
- Check that all alarms are working when a new tenancy starts – with potential penalties of up to £5,000 if they don’t comply.
Under the new laws smoke alarms must be fitted on every floor of the property as well as carbon monoxide alarms in properties which burn solid fuels. Landlords must check the alarms are working at the start of every new tenancy with potential penalties of up to £5,000 if they don’t comply.
Tenants are required to check the alarms are in working order and notify the landlord if they identify any problems. Fire and Rescue Services suggest that smoke alarms are checked regularly, to give themselves and their family the best chance of an early warning in the event of fire starting.
Landlords are being urged to act now to ensure they comply with new safety laws aimed at saving dozens of lives a year. For maximum protection smoke alarms should be fitted in every room – but as a minimum, at least one should be fitted on each level of the house.
Please note smoke alarms will be given away on a first come first serve basis, subject to availability.
Facts & Figures
For more information please visit the Government website on smoke alarms