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18:28 PM, 18th January 2021
About 3 months ago

EICR report - fail (C2) smoke alarms expired?

I'm a property manager and I had 2 recent EICRs fail for the same thing. Why are you concerned that the EICR has failed? As smoke alarms lose sensitivity after 10 years, any responsible Landlord or agent would want to get these replaced within 28 days anyway to protect their tenants (and themselves should a fire start)!

I do think that the expiry dates of smoke, heat and CO alarms needs more air space in the rental sector - the guidance on smoke alarms and the "How to rent" docs do not mention it and I've had to tell one Landlord I needed to change quite a lot of his portfolio and would have liked something official to support this.... Read More