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Who is responsible to provide and maintain smoke alarms in rented residential units?

In accordance with the Ontario Fire Code, in the case of a rental suite, the landlord shall be considered to be the owner and is responsible to provide and maintain smoke alarms.

Tenant to notify landlord

A tenant of a rental suite shall notify the landlord as soon as the tenant becomes aware that

(a) a smoke alarm in the unit is disconnected,

(b) a smoke alarm in the unit is not operating, or

(c) the operation of a smoke alarm in the unit is impaired.

Disabling prohibited

No person shall disable a smoke alarm.

Penalty

Any person found guilty of failing to install a smoke alarm, failing to maintain a smoke alarm or disabling a smoke alarm may be subject to a fine of not more than $50,000 or imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or both.

For additional information on fire prevention, please contact:

Linda McLennan
Secretary - Fire Prevention
(613) 342-8772 ext 412, or, (613) 498-1261
prevention@brockville.com

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