What is a CO detector?
A CO or Carbon Monoxide detector is an alarm that will go off in the event of Carbon Monoxide being detected in the property.
What are CO detector requirements?
There are requirements to check the property has a CO detector installed in every room that is used partly or wholly as living accommodation, and contains any appliance which burns, or is capable of burning fuel. This would include gas boilers, wooden stoves, open fires, etc. In England there is an exception that rooms with a gas cooker / gas hob do not need a CO detector. In Wales there is no exception and a CO detector should be in every room with a fuel burning source.
How do I record the placement of detectors and the tests?
You can note on the inventory report that the detectors have been checked and also the location of the detectors in each relevant room.
Where can I find more information?
For more information please use the following link https://www.nrla.org.uk/resources/looking-after-your-property/smoke-and-carbon-monoxide-requirements
Where can I find training on this topic?
The NRLA offer a multitude of courses for our members to increase their knowledge and improve their skills as a landlord. You can find training on Landlord Fundamentals and other topics. You can attend these courses in a classroom, eClassroom or eLearning depending on your preference.