Rochester Landlord Tenant Lawyer Discusses Smoke Detectors
- Now that smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are widely required, they represent a huge potential liability for landlords; therefore, it is important to maintain accurate records of smoke detectors and their maintenance.
- One effective tool for documenting tenants’ acknowledgement that smoke detectors are working is the move-in/move-out checklist.
- Tenants sometimes remove batteries from smoke detectors to avoid the nuisance of replacing them – or because they need the batteries for something else.
- Insurance companies often require landlords to install hard-wired smoke detectors – or to conduct periodic inspections as often as monthly.
- Although hard-wired smoke detectors are a good option, landlords must monitor and maintain smoke detectors or risk considerable liability.
This educational legal video was brought to you by Robert Friedman, an experienced Rochester Landlord Tenant Lawyer.
FRIEDMAN & RANZENHOFER, PC does not represent residential tenants unless they were injured on the property.