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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

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Whether you are a landlord, tenant, homeowner, living with family or house share, wherever your home, please remember to check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

In rental properties, tenants are responsible for testing and replacing batteries to all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms during their tenancy. Should the alarms fail to operate during this time, the tenant must inform the landlord/agent immediately.

It is recommended to test all alarms monthly.

There must be, by law, at least one smoke alarm to each floor of any rental home and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room where a solid fuel may be used. It is strongly advised to install a carbon monoxide alarm should there be any gas appliances in the property.

These alarms must be power tested, with a sound omitting to indicate working prior to releasing keys to tenants at the commencement of any new tenancy.