Free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are being given to landlords in a bid to help them comply with new safety laws.
Since October 1, all private landlords must fit smoke alarms on each floor of their rental properties and install carbon monoxide alarms in rooms containing solid fuel burners and heaters – or face a £5,000 fine.
We have been given a limited number of free alarms by the government to hand out to eligible landlords.
The alarms will be available for landlords to pick up between 10:30am – 2pm Monday to Friday from:-
Eastwood Trading Estate,
Station Manager Spencer Rowland said; “The private rented sector provides homes for some of the county’s most vulnerable groups and there is no doubt that these regulations will make privately rented accommodation safer and save lives.
“Tenants can also play a part in taking responsibility for their own safety by reminding their landlords about the new legislation it there are no smoke or carbon monoxide alarms in their home.”
It must be stressed that these alarms are only available for private landlords with a maximum of 10 properties.