16:20 PM, 10th August 2022, About 2 months ago 9
Hello everyone, If you have fixed gas appliances in residential premises you let, the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022, unintelligible as they are, will affect you from 1st October 2022.
The government has published guidance for landlords and tenants which says all relevant landlords must: “Ensure a carbon monoxide alarm is equipped in any room used as living accommodation which contains a fixed combustion appliance (excluding gas cookers).”
Does anyone know why gas cookers are excluded?
Could it be that the products of combustion are vented inside the kitchen and so could set off a CO alarm?
If there is also a balanced-flue boiler in the kitchen with the gas cooker, it would appear a CO alarm is required – or is it?
I would not want to fit one unnecessarily which might just annoy my tenants with the alarm going off each time they cook on the gas hob.
Can anyone please offer clarification on this?
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