In a move that has been welcomed by those within the fire protection industry, the UK government has recently revealed new safety measures for privately rented accommodation.

From October 2015, all landlords offering accommodation for rent must ensure that their properties have both smoke and carbon monoxide alarms installed on every floor. Furthermore, the newly installed alarms have to be fully tested at the start of each new tenancy. Any landlord who fails to comply with these measures could wind up in civil court.

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