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Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Smoke Alarms and Tenancies

A wise man once said to me that if you cut corners and always look to the cheapest way out of an obligation it could end as a "Penny Wise and Pounds Foolish option". It is with this in mind that I will be sending all of my Landlords a letter recommending the replacement of their cheaper smoke alarms with a Photoelectric Tamper Proof Smoke Alarm which has a non removable 10 yr life battery. Thus eliminating the need to change batteries every year and only leaves the small task of cleaning and testing the smoke alarm. At the end of the alarms 10 year life (standard on most alarms) the landlord replaces it and is good for another 10 years. What could be simpler.  Please note legislation only requires one smoke alarm per story of house although this may not be sufficient so check the websites for correct positioning. For more information check  This is important information with the onset of winter upon us. Thanks All Mick@TenancyPlus.

1 comment:

  1. They sound like great smoke alarms Mick! We've got the old cheap ones, and we're not sure if it's the smoke detector, or the batteries (they're bought new, but who knows how long they've been sitting in the shop!!), but the detector beeps or goes off saying the battery is flat every few months (always around 2am as well!). We therefore end up pulling the battery out- and have half a dozen battery-less smoke detectors around the house! I think we'll definitely have to look into these ones! Thanks Mick!