Interlinked Smoke Alarms – Information for Sharing Owners

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Published: 29/03/2022

New legislation requiring every home in Scotland to have interlinked smoke alarms came into effect on 1 February. In 2019 the legislation was brought in following the Grenfell Tower fire but its implementation has been delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The aim is to ensure everyone living in Scotland has the same level of protection whether they’re a homeowner or tenant.

Sharing Owners are now required to have:

  • One smoke detector in the living room or the most used room
  • One smoke alarm in every hallway or landing
  • One heat alarm in the kitchen

All smoke and heat alarms should be mounted on the ceiling and must be interlinked.

If you haven’t already installed this equipment we can help, though it is up to you to pay for and install the alarms. Please contact R3 on 03000 999 247 who can provide you with a quote.

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