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In his speech to the Conservative Party conference, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to increase home ownership through the relaxation of planning rules. Stating that he wants to transform “generation rent” into “generation buy”, Mr Cameron has vowed to provide 200,000 affordable new homes to buy by 2020.
The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) is notifying private sector landlords about the introduction of important smoke and carbon monoxide regulations later this week, following their approval by Parliament. The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015, which will come into force on 1st October will require landlords to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their properties and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance. After this date, landlords must check that the alarms are in working order at the start of each new tenancy.
The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) is reminding members of the plumbing and heating industry about the dangers of asbestos following the prosecution of a self-employed heating engineer for removing asbestos lagged pipework in a domestic property with no precautions to prevent exposure to asbestos fibres.
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