Is a smoke alarm a legal requirement in a rental property?
18th December 2013
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All properties built since June 1992 must have been fitted with mains powered smoke detector alarms from new. Although there is no legislation requiring smoke alarms to be fitted in other ordinary tenanted properties, it is generally considered that the common law 'duty of care' means that landlords and their agents could be liable should a fire cause injury or damage in a tenanted property where smoke alarms are not fitted. We therefore strongly recommend that a landlord fit at least one alarm on each floor (in the hall and landing areas).

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