The new safety laws make it compulsory for all landlords to:
- Fit at least one smoke alarm on each floor of their premises
- Fit a carbon monoxide alarm in rooms containing a solid fuel appliance
- Check that all alarms are working when a new tenancy starts – with potential penalties of up to £5,000 if they don’t comply.
More info here: http://www.alarms4life.com/new-laws.aspx