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Can we install battery fitted not connected to mains smoke

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can we install battery fitted not connected to mains smoke and carbon monoxide alarm to the rented properties which we grant tenancy after 1.10.2015
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  ivorylounge replied 2 years ago.
The new legislation is not prescriptive about what type of fire alarm or carbon monoxide alarm needs to be fitted. Prior to the new regulations properties built before 1992 landlords were allowed to install battery operated alarms. Residential buildings built or refurbished after 1992 were required to have a main wired smoke alarm. I hope that helps. Please rate positive.
Expert:  ivorylounge replied 2 years ago.
I also attach a leaflet provided by the government which confirms what I have said above - https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/462026/Explan_book_Landlords.pdfPlease rate positive.
Expert:  ivorylounge replied 2 years ago.

I hope that this helps. Please rate positive - thanks