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23rd January, 2019 - 11:32am: At 11:32 Fire control took a 999 call to reports of a fire in the kitc...Read more

23rd January, 2019 - 10:40am: 10:40am one fire engine from Springbourne attended reports of alarms s...Read more

23rd January, 2019 - 10:39am: At 10:39 fire control took a call to reports of a car that was stuck i...Read more

23rd January, 2019 - 9:46am: At 09:46 fire control took a 999 call to reports of a car that had cra...Read more

22nd January, 2019 - 12:04 pm : Crews from Chippenham and Corsham attended a fire in a kitchen involvi...Read more

22nd January, 2019 - 10:10: Crews from Blandford & Shaftsbury are in attendance at a road traf...Read more

22nd January, 2019 - 08:32: 2 appliances from Wimborne are in attendance at a road traffic collisi...Read more

22nd January, 2019 - 08:06: Crews from Swindon & Stratton attended a road traffic collision ea...Read more

21st January, 2019 - 23:22: Wholetime crews from Swindon and Stratton fire stations, and an on cal...Read more

21st January, 2019 - 1:32pm: Two crews from Weymouth Fire Station attended reports of a property fi...Read more

Smoke alarms for landlords

Since 1 October 2015, new regulations have required landlords to ensure the fire safety of their tenants, as well as offer protection against carbon monoxide poisoning.

Landlords are now required to:

Enforcement of the regulations is the responsibility of the local housing authority. If a landlord fails to fit and maintain alarms in their properties, the council has power to levy a penalty charge of up to £5,000.

All ‘specified tenancies’ are affected by the change in rules, i.e. residential premises where a person or persons have a right to occupy the premises and rent is payable.

The regulations specifically exclude registered social landlords from these obligations. Certain types of properties and arrangements are also excluded, such as houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), lodgers, long leases, student halls of residence, hostels and refuges, care homes, hospitals and hospices. However, other appropriate legislation applies in most cases.

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