Who is Responsible for Smoke Alarms in Rental Properties?

Landlords are responsible for ensuring their rental property has working, compliant smoke alarms at the start of each new tenancy. During the tenancy is is the responsibility of the tenant to replace batteries and to notify the landlord if the alarm is not working.

We have a specialist smoke alarm company who tests and maintains smoke alarms in the properties we manage. Owners are free to opt out of this service and take full responsibility for compliance. We provide a form to be completed at every tenancy changeover.