As above really.
As above really.
probably, but they're not expensive if you want to fit some yourself
Most fire services give them away if you ask, well Merseyside and NWales do anyhow.
yup phone your local station and arrange a home visit, you should get them fitted free
£7.33 for 2 of the battery only one from Screwfix
but i'd be a bit worried about potential for co poisoning if you've a gas boiler/ gas fires then should have a co alarm and they aren't so cheap - if your landlord hasn't fitted smoke alarms i'd also be worried about boiler maintenance
and how old are the electrics? - think wiring regs have meant mains wired smoke alarms with back up batteries have been compulsary in re-wires for 10years plus
If your landlord hasn't fitted them then the chances are they've missed other duties as well - you should have a gas safety certificate from them and that should be tested and updated annually
Not sure of the English regs but,If its not a HMO (home of multiple occupation) just a rented flat or house then the landlord doesn't have to fit it is only a requirement and cannot be enforced. If it is a HMO then thats a different ball game get in touch with your local fire safety officer and they will tell you what's what!
I dont know about landlords, butas clwydrider said, most fire services will supply and fit them for free if asked, Iknow many of the ones around here do anyway.
I was under the impression that at least one was required. I was certainly asked to provide one when my house first went on the rental market
Once fitted, however, (when) does it become the tenant's responsibility to check the batteries & replace them when required??
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