May 2021


Did you know… ? Three people died in separate fires in the last eight days in Northern Ireland. As a private landlord, you have a real responsibility to ensure your rented home is safe for your tenants to live in, and a part of this is ensuring fire safety. We’ve put together the following tips for you to have a look at with regard to fire safety in private rented homes. Smoke & Carbon Monoxide AlarmsAll landlords are required by law to install one smoke alarm on every floor of their property and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room with a wood-burning stove or coal fire.  Check that all alarms are functioning properly at the start of new tenancies. If you fail to comply with these regulations, local authorities might impose a fine of up to £5,000.If you have battery-powered alarms in your building, it’s important for tenants to…