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Minister backs APPCOG's latest report on CO alarms and tenants' safety

Minister backs APPCOG's latest report on CO alarms and tenants' safety

7th November 2017

Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Housing & Planning, welcomes latest APPCOG report ahead of the DCLG review of existing Regulations.

The latest APPCOG report - Carbon monoxide alarms: tenants safe and secure in their homes - looks at the issues around improving current regulations relating to the provision of carbon monoxide alarms in rented properties. The report advocates that landlords must provide a CO alarm in properties containing any fuel burning appliance, as opposed to just solid fuel appliances. 

This report has never been of greater significance, both in light of the Government’s White Paper and following the recent tragic Grenfell Tower fire, which have highlighted the need for a fundamental review of health and safety regulations to protect tenants in England.

The launch of this report was launched on the same day that the Government announced their consultation on reviewing the Regulations by the DCLG.