Guidance on fire, smoke and carbon monoxide safety, right to rent and other information for landlords.
- Fire safety
- Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
- Check your tenant's right to rent
- National Landlords Association (NLA)
- Landlords Forum
London Fire Brigade provides information on fire safety at home.
Know the plan
Whether you are a landlord or tenant, take the time to know how to plan for an emergency.
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
Private sector landlords are required from 1 October 2015 to have a least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their properties and to install a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance. These requirements are from The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015.
Barking and Dagenham landlords are eligible for up to two free smoke alarms for each property licensed in the borough.
Complete the request form and bring it to the next landlord forum to collect your alarms.
Smoke alarm request form (PDF, 146.00 KB)
Check your tenant's right to rent
Landlords are legally required to carry out right to rent checks on their tenants to ensure they have the right to be in the UK. Find out more about what you need to do and how to make a check.
National Landlords Association (NLA)
As a service to our landlords, we have partnered with the National Landlords Association (NLA) to provide free information when you register as an associate member.
As an associate you will be entitled to:
- free downloads of tenancy agreements and a wide range of other essential forms and documents
- maintain your own personal tenancy agreement repository online
- free entry to landlord meetings
- fortnightly e-newsletter to help you keep pace with developments in the private rented sector
- selected digitised pages from the NLA’s member magazine UK Landlord
- NLA landlord surveys
- register your landlord accreditation on the National Register of Accredited Landlords, and gain national recognition for your work
We work closely with the Landlords Forum, an independent body that meets quarterly to provide a support network and discuss issues relevant to landlords and lettings agents.
Representatives from the council attend forum meetings to answer queries and update members on issues such as:
All are welcome to attend the meetings.
Questions or items for next meeting
Evette Roberts, Chair
Surinder Pahl, Deputy Chair
07956 150 240
2019 meeting dates
Sept 3 - Barking Town Hall, 7pm.
Dec 3 - Barking Town Hall, 7pm.
Previous meeting resources
- Agenda - December 2018 (PDF, 126 KB)
- Top 10 challenges facing London landlords (PDF, 841 KB)
- Firescape products presentation (PDF, 126 KB)
- Agenda - December 2017
- Universal Credit full service - presentation
- NLA news and updates - December 2017
- Agenda - September 2017
- Private rented property update and landlord survey
- Top ten challenges facing London landlords - presentation
- Agenda - September 2016
- Introduction to freedom of information requests
- NLA news and updates - September 2016
- Case study on interventions with rogue landlords
- Agenda - June 2016
- NLA news and updates - June 2016
- Update on private rented property licensing scheme - June 2016
- MetTrace information for social landlords
- Agenda - March 2016 (item 5 was rescheduled and presentation will be given at a future meeting)
- NLA news and updates - March 2016
- Homelessness strategy 2016-21
- Right to rent workshop
- Agenda - September 2015
- Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
- National Energy Action contact details
- National Energy Action, raising energy efficiency standards - presentation
- NLA news and updates - September 2015
- Property licensing update - September 2015
- Antisocial behaviour - presentation
- Building control and planning enforcement - presentation
- Private rented property license fees - September 2015
- Questions raised - September 2015
- Agenda - June 2015
- Private rented property licensing update - June 2015
- Retaliatory eviction
- Rogue builders and scams
- NLA news and updates - June 2015
- Right to rent checks in the West Midlands - presentation