13 January 2021
The NHF has responded to an MHCLG consultation on domestic smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
The government sought feedback on proposed amendments to the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 and Building Regulation (Approved Document J). They have proposed that the Regulations be extended to:
We agree with the government that social landlords should be included within regulations. We argue that safety-related statutory obligations on residential landlords should be the same regardless of tenure. We see no rationale for the current exclusion of social housing from the regulations. We agree that more remains to be done, not only to remove unjustified distinctions between tenures, but also to strengthen regulation in all sectors.
The consultation asked a number of specific questions, to which we provide details which you can find in our full response.Read our full response