Landlord Responsibilities for Scotland's Fire and Smoke Alarm Regulations

It's important for tenants in Scotland to be aware of the responsibility that their landlord needs to adhere to. It's also the responsibility of the landlord to be up-to-date with the regulations to know what's expected of them in order to keep their tenants safe and their property compliant. 

It is the landlord's responsibility to:

  • Keep up-to-date with the building regulations
  • Know what alarms are needed and how many
  • Cover the cost of alarms (including maintenance)
  • Advise tenants not to tamper with alarms

Please note: "A CO detection system is not required in an attached out-building or garage where there is no inter-connection with the house e.g. a door. To be clear, if there is no way that CO could reasonably be expected to find a path into the house there is no need for a detector."

To learn more in detail, visit the website.

Compliant Firehawk alarm packs are available on our website and available for next working day delivery. If you're an installer, please visit our installers page to list your services on our website.

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