Updated Guidelines To Smoke Detector Guidance within Repairing Standard Legislation

If you are a landlord in Scotland it is important to know about recent updates to Repairing Standard Legislation in relation to smoke detectors in rented property.


This is a major change to the Repairing Standard Legislation. 

In summary the revised Domestic Technical Handbook guidance states there should be at least:

  • One functioning smoke alarm in the room(s) which are frequently used by the occupants for general daytime living purposes.
  • One functioning smoke alarm in every circulation space, such as hallways and landings.
  • One heat alarm in every kitchen, and all alarms should be interlinked.

This is a significant change on previous Repairing Standard guidance which previously stated that there must be a minimum of one smoke detector per floor of a rented accommodation.

These new changes are mandatory – should you have any any questions about this new guidance please get in touch with Glenham Property today for further information.

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