Smoke Detectors - Individual Apartment Units

  • Detectors in units vs. common areas
  • Why smoke detectors are important
  • What happens when you sleep
  • Early warning
  • Placement - hallways/bedrooms
  • Landlord and tenants have different responsibilities

Landlord Responsibilities

  • Working smoke detector required in every dwelling unit
  • Demonstrate to tenant that smoke detector is fully operational
  • Educate tenants on maintenance and tenant responsibility

Tenant Responsibility

Maintain their smoke detectors by testing regularly, replacing battery, cleaning yearly and notifing management of any problems