A review into carbon monoxide alarms in properties has been announced – but not yet launched.

The review will chiefly affect the private rented sector where currently alarms are only required in England, in rooms in rental properties where there is a solid fuel appliance.

The review will look at whether there should be a blanket requirement to install alarms for all methods of heating, including gas and oil, and whether the regulations should extend to the social housing rented sector.

The review will also look at new research into the number of carbon monoxide poisonings.