CO Advice, Fire Safety
The Private Tenancies Act (NI) 2022 makes changes to the Private Tenancies Order (NI) 2006 and came into effect on 1st April 2023.
The act states a landlord’s duties in relation to fire, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as follows:
The landlord under a private tenancy must keep in repair and in proper working order:
The Department may by regulations set minimum standards for the purpose of determining whether the duties have been complied with.
The standards that may be set include standards as to the number, type and condition of appliances that should be installed in circumstances specified in the regulations.
A landlord who fails to comply with a duty is guilty of an offence under this Order.
The act states tenant’s duties in relation to fire, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as follows:
The tenant under a private tenancy:
*Please note: The above summary is based on FireAngel’s interpretation of Private Tenancies Act (NI) 2022, always refer to the standard for specific guidance.