Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations will now become law on 1 October 2015 meaning that all let properties in England – whether existing tenancies or new tenancies – will need to comply with the regulations by Thursday 1 October 2015.
The regulations – which were rejected by the House of Lords last week – were debated in a session in the House of Lords on Monday 14 September and approved in a delegated legislation committee, resulting in enforcement in England from 1 October.
If local authorities are notified that a property is not compliant, the landlord will be issued with a remedial notice which will allow them 28 days to comply.
For further information on the subject, refer to our blog entry of 11th September
We will be contacting all of our clients in the coming days with our recommendations for best course of action in order to comply.