Smoke and fire alarms

Smoke and fire alarms - council and social tenants

Your landlord is responsible for installing interlinked fire smoke and fire alarms and has been working towards installing these.

Council tenants

If you are a council house tenant you don’t need to do anything. We are installing new interlinked smoke and fire detectors across all our properties. If you have any concerns or questions relating to this, please contact your local housing office.

Housing association tenant

If you are a housing association tenant, your landlord is aware of the new standard and has been working to ensure the new alarms are in place, where needed.  If you have any concerns or questions relating to this, please contact your landlord.

Smoke and fire alarms for deaf or deafblind

Under the Equality Act, tenants (both social and private renting) can ask their landlord to make certain changes to the property that are needed to avoid the disabled person being at a disadvantage, and appropriate fire and smoke alarms for deaf or deafblind people fit into that category. If you or someone in your household falls into one of these groups, please advise your landlord.

Further information

Go to mygov.scot website for further information on Fire safety - Tenants - public sector and council