Northern Irish legislation has changed to included Fire, Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detection within the rental property sector. Introduced in April 2022, the change applies to all privately rented properties in Northern Ireland.
From 27th April 2022 private landlords are now required to install and keep in working order:
Tenants are required to:
We recommend following the British Standard BS 5839-6:2019+A1:2020 when it comes to Fire and Smoke alarms, and BS EN 50292:2013 for Carbon Monoxide Alarms. The standard contains a large amount of detail on all aspects relating to the design and installation of fire and CO alarm systems, but one area of it covers the type of alarm to install and the areas of the property to protect, along with maintenance suggestions.