At Just Lets Peterborough, we want to ensure landlords remain up to date with regulations. We know caring for rental property and tenants is challenging, but with our help, you’ll never miss an announcement.

There has been an amendment to smoke and carbon monoxide alarm regulations, and all landlords should familiarise themselves with these updates.

Information taken from the Government website says:

The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022 will come into force on 1 October 2022. From that date, all relevant landlords must:

  1. Ensure at least one smoke alarm is equipped on each storey of their homes where there is a room used as living accommodation. This has been a legal requirement in the private rented sector since 2015.
  2. Ensure a carbon monoxide alarm is equipped in any room used as living accommodation which contains a fixed combustion appliance (excluding gas cookers).
  3. Ensure smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are repaired or replaced once informed and found that they are faulty.

The requirements are enforced by local authorities who can impose a fine of up to £5,000 where a landlord fails to comply with a remedial notice.

It is also vital that landlords are aware of the following points:

  • All landlords have a legal obligation to make sure all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are repaired when they are found to be fault. Tenants are advised to inform landlords of problems as soon as they are aware of them, as this is for their good as much as the landlords’ or the property.
  • At the start of each new tenancy, alarms must be tested and be in good working order

There is a Government guide for landlords, which is available at the following link:

We know landlords have a lot of work to do, and these new requirements add to a heavy workload. This is why many landlords call on agents for support, and at Just Lets Peterborough, we are more than happy to provide you with the guidance and assistance you require in managing your rental property.

We stay up to date with the latest regulations and requirements, so you don’t have to. We know most landlords are in favour of these measures, protecting the property, tenants and themselves, but there is a lot of work involved in complying with these measures. With our support, you can relax, knowing everything is taken care of on your behalf.

Just Lets – Here to Help

If you are a landlord in or around Peterborough, and you need assistance in managing your rental property, we can help. We know these are challenging times for landlords, but there is a demand for rental property. When you need guidance in the local market, contact Just Lets Peterborough today, and we will be happy to help you.

The team at Just Lets Peterborough continue to operate remotely to ensure we can continue to serve you and your tenants throughout this covid period and beyond.  Please contact us through our usual channels – email us at or call us today on 01733 346255.

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