Carbon Monoxide DetectorsLandlords: Are you aware of the new law regarding carbon monoxide detectors?

From October 1st 2015, landlords will be required by law, to install carbon monoxide detectors in their properties. Failure to comply with these regulations can lead to a civil penalty being imposed of up to £5,000.

These requirements apply to both houses and flats. The Government say the new regulation has been put into place in order to help prevent on average 25 deaths and 700 injuries a year.

The carbon monoxide detectors must be fitted in every room where there is a solid fuel burning appliance. However, as gas appliances can emit carbon monoxide, it is encouraged that landlords should ensure that working carbon monoxide detectors are installed in rooms with these too.

In order to ensure the carbon monoxide detectors are installed in the correct place, it is advised to follow the manufacturer’s instructions which will typically tell you to install them at head height, roughly 1-3 metres away from the solid fuel burning appliance.

The regulations require landlords to test all alarms on the first day of each new tenancy. After that, the tenant is responsible for their own safety and should regularly check all alarms are in working order.

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Sandcastle, Dorset Beaches

Users of The Beach Guide website have selected the top 10 best beaches in Dorset.

  1. Bournemouth Beach (Pier)
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  3. Weymouth Beach
  4. Ringstead Bay
  5. Chesil Cove
  6. Fishermans Walk Beach (Bournemouth)
  7. Branksome Chine Beach (Poole)
  8. Cobb Beach (Lyme Regis)
  9. Friar’s Cliff Beach
  10. Sandbanks Beach

We certainly feel lucky to have these beautiful beaches on our doorstep. If you are looking to feel as lucky as we do, why not visit our website.

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Dorset has been voted the best location to retire and we could not agree more! Click here to read the full article.

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A 2m high statue has been placed at Kimmeridge Bay until May 2016, as part of the Landmark Trust’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations. We are certainly making the most of having this magnificent statue on our doorstep!

Smedmore Statue at Kimmeridge


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Madonna's House

Some of today’s biggest stars, such as Madonna, Guy Ritchie, Jonathan Ross and Christian Bale, call Dorset their home. If you’re thinking of living here, visit our website- Corfe Castle Lettings. To find out what celebrities have been spotted in Dorset click here.

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Another Purbeck Landlord has taken advantage of our fabulous 5% introductory offer.  Why not pop into our office in Corfe Castle and discuss your letting requirements.

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The 2015 Property sales market is buoyant, with more first time buyers than 2007.  This clearly reflects a confident market.

However, if you are looking to buy a property to let, it might be worth waiting a few months.  The Scottish Referendum was seen to effect confidence and sales in England, and with a General election looming, property prices may stagnate or even fall slightly this May.  The market hates uncertainty, but this may lead to opportunities for buyers.

If you are a Landlord looking to buy a Property to let, come to the local expert, we are happy to discuss your requirements and evaluate any potential purchase.  Call Leanne Hemingway on 01929 288088 or

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