Council offers free smoke detectors to landlords
Release date: 17 June 2015
From 1 October it will be compulsory for all new private lettings to have smoke detectors fitted on every floor and carbon monoxide detectors where there is solid fuel heating, in line with the Energy Act 2013.
Cotswold District Council has a number of smoke detectors available free of charge for use in private lettings. Landlords who wish to take advantage of this offer should contact Neighbourhood Services on 01285 623000 to make arrangements for their collection.
Additionally, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) has been allocated smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms as a one off, to help local private landlords meet their regulatory requirements. This includes a stock which is still available at Cirencester Community Fire Station, School Lane, Cirencester GL7 1YL.
Prior to obtaining free detectors from the CDC or GFRS, landlords will need to provide a postcode for each property as well as a name and a signature for each application. The Fire Service can also provide information packs for vulnerable residents and will offer free Home Fire Safety Visits (HFSV) to tenants on request.
NOTE: Houses in multiple occupation and registered social landlords are exempt from this free offer.