As of February 2022, there are new laws affecting property owners and landlords regarding smoke/heat alarms in Scotland.
In Scotland, every residence must have interlinked alarms, meaning if one alarm goes off, it triggers the rest so you can hear it throughout the property. More specifically, every home now needs:
- one smoke alarm in the living room or your most used room
- one smoke alarm in each hallway and landing
- one heat alarm in the kitchen
- one smoke alarm in any adjoining garage or habited loft
New laws require you to also have a carbon monoxide detector in any room you have a carbon-fuelled appliance such as a gas fire or boiler.
Landlord Smoke Alarm Guidance
For landlords, this means that you hold responsibility for ensuring properties are smoke/heat alarm compliant as the registered property owner. As a landlord you have a legal and ethical responsibility that your tenants are living in a safe property and part of this is making sure you hire the right team for the job.
Over Keith Gunn’s 30+ year in operation, we have worked with many landlords and can provide a range of essential services to streamline your process. Keith Gunn will contact tenants and arrange appointments and property access on your behalf as well as provide emergency support with a 24hr response rate to your initial call.
Domestic Smoke Alarm Guidance
In 2022, over a quarter of household fires occurred in homes without smoke alarms and over half of household fires had smoke alarms raise the alarm. When adhering to these new laws we can detect house fires swiftly and put a stop to them before they worsen.
At Keith Gunn we believe the laws should be followed as best practice to improve the safety of yourself and whomever you share your residence with.
Not sure if your residence or business is compliant with current smoke alarm legislation? Contact us for advice from one of our dedicated team members.
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