Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

 

28 February 2023

We want you and your family to always be safe in your home. Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms save lives by alerting you to immediate dangers within your home.

It’s really important you have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms installed and regularly check they’re working.

We’re here to help

The law has changed around smoke and carbon monoxide alarms within your home. As your landlord, we’re responsible for ensuring: 

  • At least one smoke alarm is equipped on each storey of your home where there is a room used as living accommodation
  • A carbon monoxide alarm is equipped in any room used as living accommodation which contains a fixed combustion appliance (excluding gas cookers)
  • Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are repaired or replaced once you inform us, and they’re found to be faulty.

What are we doing to comply with the law?

We’re checking all our homes have the necessary smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms over the next six months. This may be done as part of your annual gas safety check. Or we may arrange for other contractors to come and check your alarms.

What should you be doing?

We would ask for your patience as we work our way through and allow us access when your appointment is made. If you have a faulty smoke or carbon monoxide alarm, please report this to us via MyAccount: www.optivo.org.uk/myaccount