Posted by _ on February 14, 2001 at 18:24:53:
In Reply to: FIRE VIOLATION posted by J BLACK on February 14, 2001 at 16:17:02:
Smoke detectors are too vital a safety issue, and too tiny an expense, to be fighting in court over.
Please -- go to KMart, Home Depot, or wherever, and buy a detector ... cost is around $15 for a battery operated one ... and install it in your apartment.
Yes, the landlord is responsible for providing smoke detectors in working order, for which he may charge you up to ten dollars. So first tell him that yours needs replacing. If he does not take action, send him written notice that you had to replace your and the receipt. Probably you could deduct the cost from the rent.
: I HAVE A SMOKE DETECTOR, THAT IS HANGING FROM MY CEILING BY ONE WIRE.
: MY QUESTION IS: IS IT A VIOLATION ON THE LANDLORD PART TO HAVE TENANTS LIVING IN THEIR BUILDING, AND NOT FIX THE SMOKE DECTECTOR.
: MY SMOKE DETECTOR IS HANGING BY ONE WIRE. I DONT KNOW IF THE WIRE IS LIVE OR WHAT.I AM CONSIDERING TAKING MY LANDLORD TO COURT, TO RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM. IS IT A MAJOR PROBLEM? SOMEONE PLEASE GET BACK TO ME.
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