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Should landlords be responsible for fire safety in rented homes?

Tuesday July 28 2015

A NEW proposed law will require all landlords to have working smoke alarms in their properties from October 1.

The laws, subject to parliamentary approval, mean it will be compulsory for landlords to:

Fit at least one smoke alarm on each floor of their rented premises.

Fit a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel appliance.

Check that all alarms are working at the start of a new tenancy.

What do you think? Should landlords be responsible for fire safety in rented homes?

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Reply Posted by Mick on Thursday July 30 2015 at 11:11
Yes. It's not a lot to ask - 2 £10 smoke alarms every 10 years and same for a carbon monoxide alarm. There will always be a few moronic tenants who take them out to sell for the price of a can of special brew, but that's part of being a landlord.

Reply Posted by Wild Bill on Thursday December 22 2016 at 14:47
Of course. Its there house! There already charging too much on rent