The government has announced that it expects 10th October 2015 to be the date that landlords will be required to fit smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms on every floor of their property.

Failure to do this could result in a £5000 civil penalty.

The measure is expected to save around 26 lives every year.

This will bring the PRS inline with existing building regulations.

Funding to fire and rescue authorities to provide free alarms to landlords is to be announced shortly.

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