TESTING AND REPLACING/FITTING CO ALARMS WHEN COMPLETING GAS INSPECTIONS IN RENTAL PROPERTIES
The regulations surrounding the installation of CO alarms in rental properties is changing.
As of 1st October 2022, it will be a legal requirement for a CO alarm to be fitted with any fuel burning appliance. This includes oil boilers, solid fuel stoves and any other fuel burning appliance that could emit CO.
THE REGULATIONS DO NOT REQUIRE A CO ALARM TO BE INSTALLED WITH GAS COOKERS OR HOBS
In line with the recent changes, our procedure when completing gas inspections in rental properties has been updated to help ensure compliance and safety.
Our engineers will now test CO alarms when completing gas inspections in rental properties. Where no alarm is fitted, where an existing alarm is faulty, or where the existing alarm is out of date or does not have an installation/expiry date written on it, a new alarm will be installed at a cost of £35 including VAT.
In the event that our engineer is unable to install a CO alarm for any reason, we will endeavour to advise you to have an alarm installed and will provide a quote for us to do this on a return visit if you are unable to do so yourself.
Please note, the responsibility to ensure compliance with these regulations lies solely with the landlord/managing agent.