Tenants must make sure that batteries for removable battery alarms are replaced if the batteries:
Owners must ensure all smoke alarms are mains powered or have 10 year non-removable batteries by May 2016.
Tenants are not responsible for the replacement of batteries providing back-up for mains powered smoke alarms or in 10 year non-removable battery alarms.
During the period of a lease agreement, tenants are required every six months to:
If a smoke alarm fails or malfunctions, for reasons other than the failure of removable batteries or the mains power supply, a tenant must notify the owner as soon as practicable after becoming aware of the failure or malfunction.