Changes to Fire and Smoke Alarm Regulations 2018

All homes will have the highest level of protection from smoke and fire. 

Following a consultation by Scottish Government on fire and smoke alarms, the existing high standard required in private rented housing will be extended to all homes.  

This includes at least one smoke alarm installed in the room most frequently used, at least one smoke alarm in spaces such as hallways and landings and at least one heat alarm in every kitchen.  Additional requirements will include specifying a maximum age of ten years for alarms and a carbon monoxide detector will be required in all homes.

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