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CO Alarm Regulations in the Private Rented Sector: Report Launch

CO Alarm Regulations in the Private Rented Sector: Report Launch

7th November 2017

In the context of more people turning to renting in the private sector and growing concerns over tenant safety after the tragic events of the Grenfell Tower fire, the Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) review of the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm Regulations 2015, starting in October 2017, has never been more important.

With English regulations only requiring landlords to provide CO alarms in properties containing solid fuel appliances, such as a wood burning stove, compared to Scotland, where regulations require a CO alarm in properties containing any fuel appliance, such as a boiler, the Government must consider whether to follow Scotland’s lead in providing greater safety for tenants at risk of CO poisoning.

Speaking at the event, will be:

·         Parliamentarians, including Mr Alok Sharma MP, the Minister for Housing and Planning

·         Senior figures from industry

·         Landlords representatives

·         Local authority representatives.

The panel will discuss the recommendation and key findings from the report, the potential benefits they could bring and next steps for taking them forward. Keynote speeches will be followed by a Q&A.

If you would like to attend please email jake.botham@policyconnect.org.uk for further details.

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Mr Alok Sharma MP, Minister for Housing and Planning will give a keynote speech