Smoke and heat alarms

The law around smoke and heat alarms is changing − and we all have our part to play.

New rules by the Scottish Government mean all homes in this country must have interlinked smoke and heat alarms by the end of January 2022.

Interlinked alarms are connected so when one goes off, they all go off, alerting people wherever they are in a home. It will significantly reduce the risk of injury or death by giving people more time to escape.

Government rules mean every home has:

  • one smoke alarm in the living room or the room you use most;
  • one smoke alarm in every hallway or landing;
  • and one heat alarm in the kitchen.

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

It’s a legal requirement that all households in Scotland meet these criteria.

We’ll be in touch with every tenant to make sure our homes follow these new safety rules before February 2022.

Installation of new alarms will be wired through the mains power supply. It means you won’t have to change the batteries.