Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022

The purpose of imposing a financial penalty

The purpose of the council exercising its regulatory powers is to protect the interests of the public.

The aims of financial penalties on landlords are to:

  • Lower the risk to tenant’s health and safety
  • Reimburse the costs incurred by the council in arranging remedial action in default of the landlord
  • Change the behaviour of the landlord and aim to prevent future non-compliance
  • Penalise the landlord for not installing alarms after being required to do so, under notice
  • Eliminate financial gain or benefit from non-compliance with the regulations
  • Be proportionate to potential harm outcomes, the nature of the breach and the cost benefit to comply with these legal requirements

Last updated: ‎09/01/2024 09:01