In previous blogs, we’ve discussed the various obligations that you have as an Indianapolis Landlord.
On a very basic level, you’re required to provide your Tenants with a safe, clean, and habitable dwelling.
Drilling down into the safety aspect is where smoke detectors come in.
Yes, smoke detectors.
Those circular, plastic gadgets that we stick on our ceilings and don’t give a second thought about until the batteries start to die which causes that annoying, incessant chirping.
At which point, let’s be honest, we usually just end up taking the batteries out until we finally remember to replace them a month later.
In your personal home, you have the luxury of doing what you want (although I strongly recommend that you keep your smoke detectors in good working order as it could save your life). But the fact is, when you’re running a business, which you are when you become a Landlord, you don’t have that luxury.
You have a very distinct set of laws and guidelines that you have to follow.
Smoke detectors may seem like such a small, trivial issue in the grand scheme of rental property ownership.
But I assure you, if it wasn’t important, there wouldn’t be an entire section of Indiana Law dedicated to it.