Last week a student suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning and became very seriously unwell and had to go to hospital.
The property is not accredited by Home Run and had a valid Landlord’s Gas Safe certificate but the tenants had reported concerns with the boiler to their agent.
The Union recommends that you have a Carbon Monoxide alarm in your home to prevent illness or even death. Ask your landlord about providing a Carbon Monoxide alarm but if they don’t, they can be purchased for as little as £12 – chip together, better safe than sorry !!!
Symptoms are similar to food poisoning, viral infections, flu or simple tiredness; for more detailed information visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/co.htm