Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms compulsory from 1 October 2022

As of 1 October 2022, all landlords in England and Wales will be required to provide carbon monoxide alarms in any room of their properties used wholly or partly as living accommodation, where a fixed combustion appliance is present (excluding gas cookers).It will also become compulsory to install at least one smoke alarm on every storey of a rental property on which there is a room used wholly or partly as living accommodation.

This comes alongside a new obligation on landlords to repair or replace any alarm that is found to be faulty during the period of a tenancy as soon as reasonably practicable.

Failure to comply with the new regulations could result in a civil financial penalty of up to £5,000. Read more here.

Written by Jinay

Source Government


Refundable Holding deposit - Capped at 1 weeks rent

Security Deposit - Capped at 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000

Rent - The agreed monthly rent

Changes to tenancy - Capped at £50 inc VAT

Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses

Late payment of rent - Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue

Replacement keys - Reasonable costs or give the tenant the option to purchase themselves

Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etc - Tenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated in contract

Client Money Protection Scheme Membership details - SafeAgent Membership :A2134

Property Redress Scheme Membership details - The Property Ombudsman, Membership Number : L00086