CO / Smoke Alarm Rules

Are you aware of the new rules surrounding CO & Smoke alarms?

All landlords (social and private rented sector) are now legally required to replace or repair both carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke alarms if these are faulty. Landlord’s also need to ensure that a CO Alarm is installed in every room that features a combustion appliance – this includes a gas boiler, however, excludes gas cookers.


These rules have been extended and follow on from the new CO and Smoke alarm regulations made in 2015.

What are the key differences?
  • As mentioned above, Landlords will be expected to replace and repair any alarms that are faulty or expired
  • CO alarms are a must in any room featuring fixed combustion appliances (excluding gas cookers)
  • CO alarms are mandatory when installing heating appliances (excluding gas cookers) through building regulations
How can gas-elec help ensure your CO & smoke alarm compliance?

Gas-elec offers a range of services to check, replace and install CO & smoke alarms. These can be carried out in conjunction with any of our regular inspections or services or standalone visits.

Take a look below at the range of CO & Smoke Alarm services gas-elec can offer. If you have any questions regarding the extended rules or our Co & Smoke alarm services, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 041 8614.