Advice and Guidance

Advice for tenants

Here tenants can read how to receive help for the property that they occupy.

Advice for landlords

Here landlords can get advice on how to deal with properties and tenants.

The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

Private sector landlords are required from 1 October 2015 to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their properties and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance (for example a coal fire, wood burning stove).

After that, the landlord must make sure the alarms are in working order at the start of each new tenancy. The requirements will be enforced by the Council who can impose a fine of up to £5,000 where a landlord fails to comply with a remedial notice. Some property types are exempt.

Further advice for landlords and tenants can be found by opening this link.  

Please open this link for a copy of our Statement of Principles.

If you live in private rental accommodation and your landlord has not provided you with any fire or carbon monoxide detection please email for advice.