Friday, March 30, 2012

9 Die in a House Fire in Charleston West Virginia


Only one operable smoke detector was found. As we all know, tenants take down smoke detectors and or let the batteries go bad. The landlord has verified that there were 8 smoke detectors in his house. In Virginia it is the law that the tenant maintains the smoke detectors and the landlord is required to provide them.

Make sure that in your lease you list the number of smoke detectors that are on the property and that you keep valid rental inspections on your properties to avoid potential questions of liability. 

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