[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Argyle 12-7-2005 as Title 5, Ch. 3, Sec. 5-3-4, of the 2005 Village Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All dwelling rental units, vacant or occupied, shall be provided with working, approved, listed and labeled smoke detectors. Smoke detectors shall be installed in accordance with the appropriate Department of Safety and Professional Services (SPS) code that governs the dwelling building and in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
The owner of the building shall be solely responsible for the installation and maintenance of smoke detectors, to include battery replacement as required.
The tenant shall be responsible for informing the owner in writing of any smoke detector malfunction, including the need for a new battery.
The owner shall immediately, upon receipt of written notice from the tenant, repair/replace the smoke detector or replace the battery as needed.
Neither the owner nor the tenant shall remove or disconnect the battery from a smoke detector at any time except for battery replacement.
The owner shall install new batteries in all smoke detectors at the beginning of a new lease or new tenancy and shall install new batteries annually.
The owner shall furnish to the tenant at the beginning of a new lease or new tenancy written notice of the responsibilities of the tenant and the obligations of the owner regarding smoke detectors, their batteries and their maintenance.