Smoke Detectors Act 1991. This act requires that all new houses that have been built since 1992 must by law have a smoke detector installed; minimum requirement being one smoke alarm on each level of the building. If there are smoke alarms in a property, as Landlord you are liable to make sure they work.
Failure to comply with the Electrical Equipment Regulations 1994 and the Consumer Protection Act 1987 may result in:
- A fine of up to £5,000 per item not complying
- Six months imprisonment
- Possible manslaughter charges in the event of death
- The Tenant may sue for damages
- Your property insurance may be invalidated
These regulations are enforced by the Health & Safety Executive.
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