Rented Housing: Smoke Alarms

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the cost to landlords of fitting smoke alarms in all rented properties.

Photo of Kris Hopkins Kris Hopkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

An estimate of the cost to landlords of fitting smoke alarms in their properties has not been made. The English Housing Survey shows that 92% of homes in the social rented sector and 82% of privately rented properties have a smoke alarm. The cost of a smoke alarm ranges from about £5 for the most basic model to more than £25 for a hard-wired device. We recently published a discussion document on how we can improve property conditions in the private rented sector. Among other things, it invites views on whether landlords should be required to install smoke alarms in their properties.

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