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Published on 08/09/2021

Home Fire Safety Legislation

New legislation from the Scottish Government will come into effect in February 2022, requiring all households in Scotland to install smoke and heat alarms.

For a straightforward explanation of the effect of this legislation on homeowners, please visit the Scottish Government’s website;

https://www.gov.scot/publications/fire-and-smoke-alarms-in-scottish-homes/

For homeowners of flatted properties, the Scottish Government’s guidance states that:

“In a shared property such as a tenement or block of flats, there is no requirement for different properties to be linked to each other. There is no requirement for alarms to be fitted in communal areas such as entrance halls and stairways.”

As this legislation relates to individual households and not common areas, this is a private matter for each homeowner.  You may wish to seek advice from a qualified contractor or take advantage of information and advice from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, such as the SFRS Home Fire Safety checker.

More information and advice is available online too.

If we can assist you with any other common maintenance that your building might benefit from, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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