Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, the Scottish Government brought forward new regulations on the installation of interlinked fire alarms.
This regulation requires all homeowners to install interlinked fire alarms in their homes, to make sure that if one alarm goes off, they all do.
These changes were due to come in in February 2021, but were delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. They will now be a requirement from February 2022.
The Scottish Government estimate a cost of £220 for a two-storey house, if the homeowner fits them themselves, more if a tradesperson is brought in to install the alarms.
You can find advice on what is required of homeowners and tenants on the Scottish Government website here.
If you are elderly or disabled, and will require help installing your alarms, you can contact your local Care and Repair Service here.
Please be aware of the potential telephone scams surrounding these changes. If you are concerned about a cold caller or about what a tradesperson is telling you, please call Trading Standards Scotland on 0808 164 6000.