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Houses must have a smoke detector on every floor

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 July 2022

What changes?

Existing housing should have a smoke detector on every floor.

When a new tenant moves in, the landlord must make sure the smoke detectors are installed. The tenant is responsible for the changing of the batteries, when necessary. Tenant and landlord can make their own arrangements on replacing the batteries. For new buildings the requirement to have a smoke detector installed on each floor where people live, is already in place. This requirement will now also apply to existing homes.

For whom?

  • manufacturers of smoke detectors
  • sellers of smoke detectors
  • fire safety experts
  • entrepreneurs in construction
  • owners of buildings


This change in the Building Decree 2012 will come into force on 1 July 2022.

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