A consultation has been launched on amending the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations.
Social landlords would be brought into the requirement to provide alarms and private landlords would be given a specific requirement to repair or replace smoke alarms (not in the original regulations). There would not be a requirement on landlords to test the alarms, the view is that the tenant should continue to do this.
The proposals also suggest requiring carbon monoxide alarms in any room where there is a fuel burning appliance, other than a gas cooker. Currently they are only required for solid fuel burning appliances so this would bring oil and gas burning appliances into the requirements. The full consultation can be found here.
The consultation only applies to England and closes the 11 January 2021.