What will be the rules for carbon monoxide alarms?
A carbon monoxide alarm will also be required for every room in which there is a combustion appliance - rather than a "solid fuel-burning combustion appliance," as previously required. It does not apply to gas cookers, which are governed by separate legislation.
What will be landlords' responsibilities for repairs and testing?
As soon as reasonably practical, landlords and agents must also repair or replace any alarms that tenants report aren't working.
As part of the original consultation response, it was also stated that landlords were not required to conduct regular monthly tests as it would be "too burdensome" on them. Responsibility for this would fall to the tenant.
In addition to private rented landlords, social landlords will now also be liable for a fine of up to £5,000 if found to be in breach of the new regulations.
As part of the new legislation, the government will update the guidance documents.