WHo is responsible for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in a single family home?
Baldwin, NY |
There aren't any detectors in the house. The landlord sent someone to look at the house about a month ago and knows that there aren't any detectors. I am sure he will try and say it is my responsibility. How can I make him pay for/install them?
The fact that your home is without either may indicate further violations of housing, safety, habitability and health codes.
You could request an inspection by the town code enforcement officer, but you should try to learn ahead of an inspection whether an immediate vacate order will result from the dual failure of the landlord to comply with these two well known and wide spread personal and home safety systems.
Your should have observed this failure before moving into the house. You should look through your lease for mention of the CO detectors and smoke alarms.
Take the time to install the proper safety detectors now, and deal with the landlord later if you have to.
Taking care of protecting yourself and your family takes precedence over the financial responsibility.
The answer provided to you is in the nature of general information. The general proposition being that you should try to avoid a bad outcome if you can.
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Landlord is responsible. When he purchased the house there is an affidavit requiring smoke detectors.
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