Changes Affecting YOUR home

Important. The law is changing in Scotland meaning it will soon be mandatory to have smoke and heat alarms installed in ALL homes.

Even if you have smoke alarms at present, there are some changes which may affect your current arrangement. The Scottish Government is introducing new standards for fire and smoke alarms in all Scotland’s homes from February 2021.

From this date, every home must have:

  • a smoke alarm in the living room and in circulation spaces such as hallways and landings
  • a heat alarm in every kitchen
  • all alarms ceiling mounted and interlinked
  • a carbon monoxide alarm where there are fixed combustion appliances such as boilers and wood burners

The new rules mean the standard which currently applies to private rented property and new-builds is being extended to all homes in Scotland…including yours! The home owner is expected to pay for this necessary change. Landlords and local authorities will require to consider their tenants.

What homeowners need to know about changes in legislation relating to fire and smoke alarms. More info here:
https://www.gov.scot/publications/fire-and-smoke-alarms-in-scottish-homes/

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