Once implemented, the Regulations will require a smoke alarm on every floor where there is accommodation and also a CO alarm in any habitable rooms with a solid fuel appliance. Local authorities have a duty to serve notice on the landlord if there is a breach of the Regulations and can execute remedial action if necessary and make a penalty charge up to £5,000.
Quoted from a landlord legal website, hope this helps. I’d say just to do it, They’ll fine you for anything they can.
Your local fire service will provide you with the alarms and if the tenant requests it, they will come and do a fire risk assessment and install the alarms wheer needed – So that will save you time and money but as others have touched on, I would put one up for the sake of a tenner 🙂
So we’ve decided to stick a smoke alarm in the aforementioned property. But the property was built in 2006, requiring mains powered smoke alarms on the first and second floors. And they’re there, though expire next year.
Does this entrance floor need mains powered too given the build year?!