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.