Is my landlord responsible for providing fire extinguishers?

I live in a duplex; in UT.

Asked on November 6, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Utah

Answers:

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The laws in all states in this country require the placement of fire safety devices in all commercial and residential premises. Such fire safety devices consist of, but are not limited to smoke alarms, carbon monoxide devices, fire sprinklers (in some circumstances) and fire extinguishers.

The payment for all of the above devices are typically through the owner of the builidng that they are to be placed in. If your landlord has refused to place a fire extinguisher in your unit, you might want to contact your local permit and building department about the situation.

Good luck.


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